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nominalize

[ nom-uh-nl-ahyz ]
/ 藞n蓲m 蓹 nl藢a瑟z /
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verb (used with object), nom路i路nal路ized, nom路i路nal路iz路ing.
to convert (another part of speech) into a noun, as in changing the adjective lowly into the lowly or the verb legalize into legalization.
to convert (an underlying clause) into a noun phrase, as in changing he drinks to his drinking in I am worried about his drinking.
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Also especially British, nom路i路nal路ise .

Origin of nominalize

First recorded in 1650鈥60; nominal + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM nominalize

nom路i路nal路i路za路tion, adjective
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