emo·​tion·​al·​ize i-ˈmō-sh(ə-)nə-ˌlīz How to pronounce emotionalize (audio)
emotionalized; emotionalizing

transitive verb

: to give an emotional quality to

Word History

First Known Use

1879, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of emotionalize was in 1879

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“Emotionalize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/emotionalize. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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