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substantivize

[ suhb-stuhn-tuh-vahyz ]
/ 藞s蕦b st蓹n t蓹藢va瑟z /
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verb (used with object), sub路stan路tiv路ized, sub路stan路tiv路iz路ing.
to use (an adjective, verb, etc.) as a substantive; convert into a substantive: a substantivized participle.
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Also especially British, sub路stan路tiv路ise .

Origin of substantivize

First recorded in 1865鈥70; substantive + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM substantivize

sub路stan路tiv路i路za路tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for substantivize

substantivize

substantivise

/ (藞s蕦bst蓹nt瑟藢va瑟z) /

verb
(tr) to make (a word other than a noun) play the grammatical role of a noun in a sentence

Derived forms of substantivize

substantivization or substantivisation, noun
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