topicalize

[ top-i-kuh-lahyz ]

verb (used with object),top·i·cal·ized, top·i·cal·iz·ing.Linguistics.
  1. to introduce as, convert into, or mark as the topic of a sentence.

Origin of topicalize

1
First recorded in 1965–70; topical + -ize
  • Also especially British, top·i·cal·ise .

Other words from topicalize

  • top·i·cal·i·za·tion, noun

Words Nearby topicalize

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