verb (used with object), sub·stan·tiv·ized, sub·stan·tiv·iz·ing.
What Is Freedom of Speech?Which amendment gives us freedom of speech? “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” -First Amendment to the Constitution We Americans love to refer to the First …
- substantive agreements,
- substantive rank,
- substantive right,
- substernal goiter,
Also especially British, sub·stan·tiv·ise.
Origin of substantivize
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(tr) to make (a word other than a noun) play the grammatical role of a noun in a sentence
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