thematize

verb

the·​ma·​tize ˈthē-mə-ˌtīz How to pronounce thematize (audio)
thematized; thematizing; thematizes

transitive verb

: to convert (a linguistic form) into a stem having a thematic (see thematic sense 2b) vowel

Word History

Etymology

themat(ic) + -ize

First Known Use

1941, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of thematize was in 1941

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Cite this Entry

“Thematize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thematize. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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