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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In order, what parts of speech are the words in all capital letters? Alisa was VERY tired, SO she decided to go to bed.
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 euphemize

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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