intellectualize

verb
in·​tel·​lec·​tu·​al·​ize | \ˌin-tə-ˈlek-chə-wə-ˌlīz, -chə-ˌlīz, -shwə-ˌlīz, -chü(-ə)-ˌlīz\
intellectualized; intellectualizing

Definition of intellectualize 

transitive verb

: to give rational form or content to

Other Words from intellectualize

intellectualization \ˌin-​tə-​ˌlek-​chə-​wə-​lə-​ˈzā-​shən, -​chə-​lə-​, -​shwə-​lə-​, -​chü(-​ə)-​lə-​ \ noun
intellectualizer \ˌin-​tə-​ˈlek-​chə-​wə-​ˌlī-​zər, -​chə-​ˌlī-​, -​shwə-​ˌlī-​, -​chü(-​ə)-​ˌlī-​ \ noun

First Known Use of intellectualize

circa 1792, in the meaning defined above

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intellectualize

transitive verb
in·​tel·​lec·​tu·​al·​ize
variants: or chiefly British intellectualise \ˌint-​ᵊl-​ˈek-​chə(-​wə)-​ˌlīz, -​ˈeksh-​wə-​ \
intellectualized or chiefly British intellectualised; intellectualizing or chiefly British intellectualising

Medical Definition of intellectualize 

1 : to give rational form or content to

2 : to avoid conscious recognition of the emotional basis of (an act or feeling) by substituting a superficially plausible explanation conflicts that are intellectualized— L. E. Hinsie

Other Words from intellectualize

intellectualization or chiefly British intellectualisation \-​ˌek-​chə(-​wə)-​lə-​ˈzā-​shən \ noun

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