psychologize

verb
psy·​chol·​o·​gize | \ sī-ˈkä-lə-ˌjīz How to pronounce psychologize (audio) \
psychologized; psychologizing

Definition of psychologize

intransitive verb

: to speculate in psychological terms or on psychological motivations

transitive verb

: to explain or interpret in psychological terms

First Known Use of psychologize

1810, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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psychologize

verb
psy·​chol·​o·​gize
variants: also British psychologise \ -​ˌjīz How to pronounce psychologise (audio) \
psychologized also British psychologised; psychologizing also British psychologising

Medical Definition of psychologize

transitive verb

: to explain or interpret in psychological terms

intransitive verb

: to speculate in psychological terms or upon psychological motivations

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