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topicalize

[top-i-kuh-lahyz] /ˈtɒp ɪ kəˌlaɪz/
verb (used with object), topicalized, topicalizing. Linguistics.
1.
to introduce as, convert into, or mark as the topic of a sentence.
Also, especially British, topicalise.
Origin of topicalize
1965-1970
First recorded in 1965-70; topical + -ize
Related forms
topicalization, noun
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