verb (used with object), in·tel·lec·tu·al·ized, in·tel·lec·tu·al·iz·ing.
verb (used without object), in·tel·lec·tu·al·ized, in·tel·lec·tu·al·iz·ing.
Examples from the Web for intellectualise
In Macaulay's time he used to be guided by his 'common-sense,' and to intellectualise the whole process.
The politician, however, is still apt to intellectualise impulse as completely as the schoolmaster did fifty years ago.
Makers of new aristocracies are still, however, apt to intellectualise.
The Marching Men Movement was never a thing to intellectualise.Marching Men|Sherwood Anderson
At this point it is already difficult not to intellectualise the whole process.