topicalize

[top-i-kuh-lahyz]

verb (used with object), top·i·cal·ized, top·i·cal·iz·ing. Linguistics.

to introduce as, convert into, or mark as the topic of a sentence.

Also especially British, top·i·cal·ise.

Origin of topicalize

First recorded in 1965–70; topical + -ize
Related formstop·i·cal·i·za·tion, noun
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