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/ 瑟藞mo蕣 蕛蓹 nl藢a瑟z /
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verb (used with object), e路mo路tion路al路ized, e路mo路tion路al路iz路ing.
to make emotional; treat as a matter of emotion.
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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
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Also especially British, e路mo路tion路al路ise .

Origin of emotionalize

First recorded in 1875鈥80; emotional + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM emotionalize

de-e路mo路tion路al路ize, verb (used with object), de路-e路mo路tion路al路ized, de路-e路mo路tion路al路iz路ing.o路ver路e路mo路tion路al路ize, verb (used with object), o路ver路e路mo路tion路al路ized, o路ver路e路mo路tion路al路iz路ing.
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How to use emotionalize in a sentence

  • I can't emotionalize present day western life鈥攜ou can, but you must bend to your desk like a man.

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

    The Last Harvest|John Burroughs
  • It would be cruelly unfair, she recognized that, to emotionalize over them鈥攆orce 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

British Dictionary definitions for emotionalize



/ (瑟藞m蓹蕣蕛蓹n蓹藢la瑟z) /

(tr) to make emotional; subject to emotional treatment

Derived forms of emotionalize

emotionalization or emotionalisation, noun
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