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polemicize

[puh-lem-uh-sahyz, poh-] /pəˈlɛm əˌsaɪz, poʊ-/
verb (used without object), polemicized, polemicizing.
1.
to practice the art of disputation; to engage in polemics or controversy.
Also, especially British, polemicise.
Origin of polemicize
1945-1950
1945-50; polemic + -ize
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  • They chose by preference to live them as best they could, rather than polemicize about them.

    My Life Josiah Flynt
Word Origin and History for polemicize
v.

1953, from polemic + -ize. Related: Polemicized; polemicizing. Earlier was polemize (1828), from Greek polemizein "to make war, to wage war."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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