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intellectualize

[ in-tl-ek-choo-uh-lahyz ]
/ 藢瑟n tl藞蓻k t蕛u 蓹藢la瑟z /
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verb (used with object), in路tel路lec路tu路al路ized, in路tel路lec路tu路al路iz路ing.
to seek or consider the rational content or form of.
to make intellectual.
to analyze (something) intellectually or rationally.
to ignore the emotional or psychological significance of (an action, feeling, dream, etc.) by an excessively intellectual or abstract explanation.
verb (used without object), in路tel路lec路tu路al路ized, in路tel路lec路tu路al路iz路ing.
to talk or write intellectually; reason; philosophize: to intellectualize about world problems.
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Also especially British, in路tel路lec路tu路al路ise .

Origin of intellectualize

First recorded in 1810鈥20; intellectual + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM intellectualize

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British Dictionary definitions for intellectualize

intellectualize

intellectualise

/ (藢瑟nt瑟藞l蓻kt蕛蕣蓹藢la瑟z) /

verb
to make or become intellectual
(tr) to treat or consider in an intellectual way; rationalize

Derived forms of intellectualize

intellectualization or intellectualisation, nounintellectualizer or intellectualiser, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for intellectualize

intellectualize
[ 沫n鈥瞭l-臅kch艒艒-蓹-l墨z鈥 ]

v.
To furnish a rational structure or meaning for.
To engage in intellectualization.
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