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.

Nearby words

  1. topic,
  2. topic sentence,
  3. topical,
  4. topical anesthesia,
  5. topicality,
  6. topically,
  7. topkhana,
  8. topknot,
  9. topless,
  10. topline

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019