verbalize

[vur-buh-lahyz]
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verb (used with object), ver·bal·ized, ver·bal·iz·ing.
  1. to express in words: He couldn't verbalize his feelings.
  2. Grammar. to convert into a verb: to verbalize “butter” into “to butter.”
verb (used without object), ver·bal·ized, ver·bal·iz·ing.
  1. to use many words; be verbose.
  2. to express something verbally.
Also especially British, ver·bal·ise.

Origin of verbalize

1600–10; verbal + -ize; compare French verbaliser
Related formsver·bal·i·za·tion, nounver·bal·iz·er, nounnon·ver·bal·ized, adjectiveun·ver·bal·ized, adjective
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verbalize

verbalise

verb
  1. to express (an idea, feeling, etc) in words
  2. to change (any word that is not a verb) into a verb or derive a verb from (any word that is not a verb)
  3. (intr) to be verbose
Derived Formsverbalization or verbalisation, nounverbalizer or verbaliser, noun
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Word Origin and History for verbalization

verbalize

v.

c.1600, "use too many words," from French verbaliser (16c.); see verbal. Meaning "express in words" is attested from 1875. Related: Verbalized; verbalizing.

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