[ ri-flek-suh-vahyz ]
/ rɪˈflɛk səˌvaɪz /

verb (used with object)

to make (a verb or pronoun) reflexive.


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Also especially British, re·flex·i·vise.

Origin of reflexivize

First recorded in 1960–65; reflexive + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM reflexivize

re·flex·i·vi·za·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020