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etymologize

[ et-uh-mol-uh-jahyz ]
/ 藢蓻t 蓹藞m蓲l 蓹藢d蕭a瑟z /
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verb (used with object), et路y路mol路o路gized, et路y路mol路o路giz路ing.
to trace the history of (a word).
verb (used without object), et路y路mol路o路gized, et路y路mol路o路giz路ing.
to study etymology.
to give or suggest the etymology of words.
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Also especially British, et路y路mol路o路gise .

Origin of etymologize

From the Late Latin word etymologiz膩re, dating back to 1520鈥30. See etymology, -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM etymologize

et路y路mol路o路giz路a路ble, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for etymologize

etymologize

etymologise

/ (藢蓻t瑟藞m蓲l蓹藢d蕭a瑟z) /

verb
to trace, state, or suggest the etymology of (a word)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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