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[dawg-muh-tahyz, dog-]
verb (used without object), dog·ma·tized, dog·ma·tiz·ing.
  1. to make dogmatic assertions; speak or write dogmatically.
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verb (used with object), dog·ma·tized, dog·ma·tiz·ing.
  1. to assert or deliver as a dogma.
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Also especially British, dog·ma·tise.

Origin of dogmatize

1605–15; < Late Latin dogmatizāre, equivalent to Latin dogmat(icus) dogmatic + -izāre -ize
Related formsdog·ma·ti·za·tion, noundog·ma·tiz·er, noun
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Examples from the Web for dogmatise

Historical Examples

  • Without presuming to dogmatise, I answer for myself in the affirmative.

    Fragments of science, V. 1-2

    John Tyndall

  • It is never safe to dogmatise regarding the behaviour of birds.

  • It may be a reason for not attempting to dogmatise about them.

  • Where these confirm, we may dogmatise, and the dogma will strike home.

  • To dogmatise as to what a child or a bird will do is always March madness.

    Egyptian Birds

    Charles Whymper

British Dictionary definitions for dogmatise



  1. to say or state (something) in a dogmatic manner
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Derived Formsdogmatism, noundogmatization or dogmatisation, noundogmatizer or dogmatiser, noun
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