verb (used with object), e·mo·tion·al·ized, e·mo·tion·al·iz·ing.
to make emotional; treat as a matter of emotion.
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- emotional labour,
- emotional literacy,
- emotionally correct,
- emotive meaning,
Also especially British, e·mo·tion·al·ise.
Origin of emotionalize
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Examples from the Web for emotionalize
It would be cruelly unfair, she recognized that, to emotionalize over them—force them.The Real Adventure|Henry Kitchell Webster
She can feel as well as think and so can emotionalize the printed page.The Vitalized School|Francis B. Pearson
It is a good idea of Santayana that "the function of poetry is to emotionalize philosophy."The Last Harvest|John Burroughs
(tr) to make emotional; subject to emotional treatment
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