verb (used with object), eu·phe·mized, eu·phe·miz·ing.
- to refer to by means of euphemism.
verb (used without object), eu·phe·mized, eu·phe·miz·ing.
- to employ euphemism.
Also especially British, eu·phe·mise.
Origin of euphemize
Related formseu·phe·mi·za·tion, nouneu·phe·miz·er, noun
First recorded in 1855–60, euphemize
is from the Greek
to use words of good omen. See euphemism
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
British Dictionary definitions for euphemise
Derived Formseuphemizer or euphemiser, noun
- to speak in euphemisms or refer to by means of a euphemism
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