- to convert (another part of speech) into a noun, as in changing the adjective lowly into the lowly or the verb legalize into legalization.
- to convert (an underlying clause) into a noun phrase, as in changing he drinks to his drinking in I am worried about his drinking.
Also especially British, nom·i·nal·ise.
Origin of nominalize
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