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topicalize

[ top-i-kuh-lahyz ]
/ 藞t蓲p 瑟 k蓹藢la瑟z /
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verb (used with object), top路i路cal路ized, top路i路cal路iz路ing.Linguistics.
to introduce as, convert into, or mark as the topic of a sentence.
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SHALL WE PLAY A "SHALL" VS. "SHOULD" CHALLENGE?
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Which form is used to state an obligation or duty someone has?
Also especially British, top路i路cal路ise .

Origin of topicalize

First recorded in 1965鈥70; topical + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM topicalize

top路i路cal路i路za路tion, noun
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