nominalize

verb
nom·​i·​nal·​ize | \ ˈnä-mə-nə-ˌlīz How to pronounce nominalize (audio) , ˈnäm-nə-ˌlīz \
nominalized; nominalizing

Definition of nominalize

: 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, in the meaning defined above

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“Nominalize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nominalize. Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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