verbalize

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verb ver·bal·ize \ˈvər-bə-ˌlīz\

Definition of verbalize

verbalized

;

verbalizing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to express something in words

  3. 2 :  to speak or write verbosely

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 :  to name or express in words

  6. 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

Origin and Etymology of verbalize

1verbal + -ize, perhaps after French verbaliser


First Known Use: 1609


VERBALIZE Defined for English Language Learners

verbalize

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verb

Definition of verbalize for English Language Learners

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



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