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verb (used with object), eu·phe·mized, eu·phe·miz·ing.
  1. to refer to by means of euphemism.
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verb (used without object), eu·phe·mized, eu·phe·miz·ing.
  1. 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
Related formseu·phe·mi·za·tion, nouneu·phe·miz·er, noun
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Related Words for euphemize

mitigate, subdue, palliate, shush, moderate, euphemize, blue-pencil, equivocate, shilly-shally, hush-hush

British Dictionary definitions for euphemize



  1. to speak in euphemisms or refer to by means of a euphemism
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Derived Formseuphemizer or euphemiser, noun
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