nominalize

verb

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

transitive verb

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

Word History

First Known Use

1659, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nominalize was in 1659

Dictionary Entries Near nominalize

Cite this Entry

“Nominalize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nominalize. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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