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euphemize

[ yoo-fuh-mahyz ]
/ 藞yu f蓹藢ma瑟z /
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verb (used with object), eu路phe路mized, eu路phe路miz路ing.
to refer to by means of euphemism.
verb (used without object), eu路phe路mized, eu路phe路miz路ing.
to employ euphemism.
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Also especially British, eu路phe路mise .

Origin of euphemize

First recorded in 1855鈥60, euphemize is from the Greek word euph膿m铆zein to use words of good omen. See euphemism, -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM euphemize

eu路phe路mi路za路tion, nouneu路phe路miz路er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for euphemize

euphemize

euphemise

/ (藞ju藧f瑟藢ma瑟z) /

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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