semanticize

transitive verb

se·​man·​ti·​cize
-ˌsīz
-ed/-ing/-s
1
: to give a meaning to
2
: to subject to semantic analysis
semanticize this difference between knowledge by poetry and knowledge by abstraction out of existenceArchibald MacLeish

Word History

Etymology

semantic entry 1 + -ize

First Known Use

1921, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of semanticize was in 1921

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“Semanticize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/semanticize. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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