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emotionalize

[ih-moh-shuh-nl-ahyz]
verb (used with object), e·mo·tion·al·ized, e·mo·tion·al·iz·ing.
  1. to make emotional; treat as a matter of emotion.
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Also especially British, e·mo·tion·al·ise.

Origin of emotionalize

First recorded in 1875–80; emotional + -ize
Related formsde-e·mo·tion·al·ize, verb (used with object), de·-e·mo·tion·al·ized, de·-e·mo·tion·al·iz·ing.o·ver·e·mo·tion·al·ize, verb (used with object), o·ver·e·mo·tion·al·ized, o·ver·e·mo·tion·al·iz·ing.
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Examples from the Web for emotionalize

Historical Examples

  • She can feel as well as think and so can emotionalize the printed page.

    The Vitalized School

    Francis B. Pearson

  • It would be cruelly unfair, she recognized that, to emotionalize over them—force them.

    The Real Adventure

    Henry Kitchell Webster

  • It is a good idea of Santayana that "the function of poetry is to emotionalize philosophy."

    The Last Harvest

    John Burroughs


British Dictionary definitions for emotionalize

emotionalize

emotionalise

verb
  1. (tr) to make emotional; subject to emotional treatment
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Derived Formsemotionalization or emotionalisation, noun
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