euphemize

[ yoo-fuh-mahyz ]
/ ˈyu fəˌmaɪz /

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.

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Also especially British, eu·phe·mise.

Origin of euphemize

First recorded in 1855–60, euphemize is from the Greek word euphēmízein to use words of good omen. See euphemism, -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM euphemize

eu·phe·mi·za·tion, nouneu·phe·miz·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for euphemization

euphemize

euphemise

/ (ˈjuːfɪˌmaɪz) /

verb

to speak in euphemisms or refer to by means of a euphemism

Derived forms of euphemize

euphemizer or euphemiser, noun
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