to render sexual; endow with sexual characteristics.
- Also especially British, sex·u·al·ise .
- sex·u·al·i·za·tion [sek-shoo-uh-lahy-zey-shuhn, seks-yoo-] /ˌsɛk ʃu ə laɪˈzeɪ ʃən, ˌsɛks yu-/ especially British, sex·u·al·i·sa·tion, noun
- de·sex·u·al·ize; especially British, de·sex·u·al·ise, verb (used with object), de·sex·u·al·ized, de·sex·u·al·iz·ing or (especially British) de·sex·u·al·ised, de·sex·u·al·is·ing.
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How to use sexualize in a sentence
Though her design was sexualized, Croft was a powerful, glamorous woman to be feared and admired.
In the book, the last text — the sexualized texts that Tricia has gotten was probably around Easter day.Brad Raffensperger Says GOP Lawmakers Lack ‘Moral Courage’ On The Big Lie | Galen Druke | October 28, 2021 | FiveThirtyEight
We need to stop sexualizing women in sports and start to appreciate their performance.
From youth pastors finding a new conduit for conversion to believers taking sexualized trends and turning them wholesome, TikTok has a proselytizing subsect — albeit one that is pretty easily ignored if you just keep on swiping.
Kikuchi played Chieko Wataya, who is deaf and mute and does not have any speaking lines, and whose role was also sexualized.The Crucial History Behind Yuh-Jung Youn's Oscar Win | Kat Moon | April 23, 2021 | Time
This maternal sensuality, she adds, is in no way an attempt to sexualize her children or herself.Elinor Carucci Captures the Messy, Beautiful Reality of Motherhood | Amy Zimmerman | November 23, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Here, Donigan seems to sexualize their work, and inject some gender and power issues into their art-about-art premises.
British Dictionary definitions for sexualize
to make or become sexual or sexually aware
to give or acquire sexual associations
- sexualization or sexualisation, noun
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