nominalize

verb nom·i·nal·ize \ ˈnä-mə-nə-ˌlīz , ˈnäm-nə-ˌlīz \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of nominalize

nominalized; nominalizing
:to convert into or use as a noun or noun phrase
  • nominalized able into ability
  • nominalizes the adjective poor into the poor

First Known Use of nominalize

1659


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up nominalize? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

serious difficulty or misfortune

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!