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verbalize

[ vur-buh-lahyz ]
/ 藞v蓽r b蓹藢la瑟z /
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verb (used with object), ver路bal路ized, ver路bal路iz路ing.
to express in words: He couldn't verbalize his feelings.
Grammar. to convert into a verb: to verbalize 鈥渂utter鈥 into 鈥渢o butter.鈥
verb (used without object), ver路bal路ized, ver路bal路iz路ing.
to use many words; be verbose.
to express something verbally.
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Also especially British, ver路bal路ise .

Origin of verbalize

First recorded in 1600鈥10; verbal + -ize; compare French verbaliser

OTHER WORDS FROM verbalize

ver路bal路i路za路tion, nounver路bal路iz路er, nounnon路ver路bal路ized, adjectiveun路ver路bal路ized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for verbalize

verbalize

verbalise

/ (藞v蓽藧b蓹藢la瑟z) /

verb
to express (an idea, feeling, etc) in words
to change (any word that is not a verb) into a verb or derive a verb from (any word that is not a verb)
(intr) to be verbose

Derived forms of verbalize

verbalization or verbalisation, nounverbalizer or verbaliser, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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