prob·​lem·​a·​tize | \ ˈprä-blə-mə-ˌtīz How to pronounce problematize (audio) \
problematized; problematizing

Definition of problematize

transitive verb

: to consider or treat as a problem

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Other Words from problematize

problematization \ ˌprä-​blə-​mə-​tə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce problematization (audio) \ noun

Examples of problematize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Artists sometimes problematize as a marketing tool. Brian T. Allen, National Review, "Francis Bacon, from Tormented to Mellow, in Houston," 3 Mar. 2020 Yes, perhaps the last hope to problematize fascistoid nonprogressive edges, so to speak, is to reterritorialize the oppositional vernaculars. Rebecca Schuman, Slate Magazine, "Stop Problematizing Academic Jargon," 26 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of problematize

1910, in the meaning defined above

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“Problematize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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