In Macaulay's time he used to be guided by his 'common-sense,' and to intellectualise the whole process.
Makers of new aristocracies are still, however, apt to intellectualise.
The Marching Men Movement was never a thing to intellectualise.
At this point it is already difficult not to intellectualise the whole process.
Yet could we sit and moralise, and intellectualise, for hours at this window, nor hear the striking clock.
The politician, however, is still apt to intellectualise impulse as completely as the schoolmaster did fifty years ago.
intellectualize in·tel·lec·tu·al·ize (ĭn'tl-ěk'chōō-ə-līz')
v. in·tel·lec·tu·al·ized, in·tel·lec·tu·al·iz·ing, in·tel·lec·tu·al·iz·es
To furnish a rational structure or meaning for.
To engage in intellectualization.