verbalize

verb ver·bal·ize \ ˈvər-bə-ˌlīz \
Updated on: 20 May 2018

Definition of verbalize

verbalized; verbalizing
1 : to express something in words
2 : to speak or write verbosely
1 : to name or express in words
2 : to convert into a verb

verbalization

play \ˌvər-bə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

verbalizer

play \ˈvər-bə-ˌlī-zər\ noun

Examples of verbalize in a Sentence

  1. She didn't know how to verbalize her feelings.

  2. couldn't quite verbalize the cause of his mental distress

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Origin and Etymology of verbalize

1verbal + -ize, perhaps after French verbaliser


VERBALIZE Defined for English Language Learners

verbalize

Definition of verbalize for English Language Learners

  • : to express (something) in words : to say (something) in speech or writing



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