pronominalize

[ proh-nom-uh-nl-ahyz ]
/ proʊˈnɒm ə nlˌaɪz /

verb (used with object), pro·nom·i·nal·ized, pro·nom·i·nal·iz·ing.

to replace (a noun or noun phrase) with a pronoun.

Nearby words

  1. prong key,
  2. pronged,
  3. pronghorn,
  4. pronomial,
  5. pronominal,
  6. pronormoblast,
  7. pronotum,
  8. pronoun,
  9. pronounce,
  10. pronounced

Also especially British, pro·nom·i·nal·ise.

Origin of pronominalize


Related formspro·nom·i·nal·i·za·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for pronominalization

pronominalize

pronominalise

/ (prəʊˈnɒmɪnəˌlaɪz) /

verb

(tr) to make (a word) into or treat as a pronoun
Derived Formspronominalization or pronominalisation, noun

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