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adjectivize

[ aj-ik-ti-vahyz ]
/ ˈædʒ ɪk tɪˌvaɪz /
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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.

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Also especially British, ad·jec·tiv·ise .

Origin of adjectivize

OTHER WORDS FROM adjectivize

ad·jec·tiv·i·za·tion, noun
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