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diplomatize

[dih-ploh-muh-tahyz]
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verb (used without object), di·plo·ma·tized, di·plo·ma·tiz·ing.
  1. to use diplomacy or tact.
verb (used with object), di·plo·ma·tized, di·plo·ma·tiz·ing.
  1. to use the techniques of diplomacy on.
Also especially British, di·plo·ma·tise.

Origin of diplomatize

First recorded in 1660–70; diplomat + -ize
Related formsdi·plo·ma·ti·za·tion, noun
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Examples from the Web for diplomatize

Historical Examples

  • I am accustomed to go at once to the point—I cannot diplomatize.

    Frederick The Great and His Family

    L. Muhlbach


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