[ aj-ik-ti-vahyz ]
/ ˈædʒ ɪk tɪˌvaɪz /
verb (used with object), ad·jec·tiv·ized, ad·jec·tiv·iz·ing.
Grammar. to make into an adjective, as by adding a suffix: The noun mirth can be adjectivized by adding -ful or -less to form the adjectives mirthful and mirthless.
to apply adjectives to; describe: He tends to adjectivize himself as loyal and trustworthy, but that is far from accurate.
verb (used without object), ad·jec·tiv·ized, ad·jec·tiv·iz·ing.
to overdescribe: She adjectivizes in agonizing detail, using three adjectives where even one would be superfluous.
What Are Comparative Adjectives?Let’s say you want to describe a noun (a person, place, or thing). You can use an adjective, as in “Jane’s hair is long,” but what if you want to describe the way Jane’s hair compares with Natalie’s? That’s where comparative adjectives come in. Comparative adjectives highlight the differences between two nouns. They let you say things like “Jane’s hair is longer than Natalie’s hair.” …
What Is An Adjective?What does an adjective do? Adjectives describe or modify nouns and pronouns by providing specific details about their kind, color, quality or quantity. They generally answer questions like what kind, how many, whose, and which one? You can help readers imagine situations, characters and settings by using adjectives to provide information about what is seen, tasted, felt, and heard. Adjectives can be placed either before …
Also especially British, ad·jec·tiv·ise.
Related formsad·jec·tiv·i·za·tion, noun
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