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

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  • Verbalize — Ver bal*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Verbalized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Verbalizing}.] [Cf. F. verbaliser.] To convert into a verb; to verbify. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Verbalize — Ver bal*ize, v. i. To be verbose. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • verbalize — index communicate, enunciate, express, phrase, pronounce (speak), relate (tell), remark …   Law dictionary

  • verbalize — (Amer.) ver·bal·ize || vÉœrbÉ™laɪz / vɜːbl v. express in words (especially orally); be verbose; (Grammar) make a word into a verb (also verbalise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • verbalize — [v] speak articulate, blab*, break silence, chat, communicate, converse, enunciate, express, gab*, make known, mouth, mumble, open one’s mouth, pronounce, put into words, rap*, say, shout, sound, state, talk, tell, utter, vocalize, voice, whisper …   New thesaurus

  • verbalize — (also verbalise) ► VERB ▪ express in words, especially by speaking aloud. DERIVATIVES verbalization noun …   English terms dictionary

  • verbalize — [vʉr′bə līz΄] vi. verbalized, verbalizing [< Fr verbaliser: see VERBAL & IZE] 1. to be wordy, or verbose 2. to use words to express or communicate meaning vt. 1. to express in words 2 …   English World dictionary

  • verbalize — verbalization, n. verbalizer, n. /verr beuh luyz /, v., verbalized, verbalizing. v.t. 1. to express in words: He couldn t verbalize his feelings. 2. Gram. to convert into a verb: to verbalize butter into to butter. v.i. 3. to use many words; be… …   Universalium

  • verbalize — [[t]vɜ͟ː(r)bəlaɪz[/t]] verbalizes, verbalizing, verbalized VERB If you verbalize your feelings, thoughts, or ideas, you express them in words. [FORMAL] [V n] ...his inability to verbalize his feelings. [Also V] Derived words: verbalization… …   English dictionary

  • verbalize — UK [ˈvɜː(r)bəlaɪz] / US [ˈvɜrb(ə)lˌaɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms verbalize : present tense I/you/we/they verbalize he/she/it verbalizes present participle verbalizing past tense verbalized past participle verbalized 1) to express your… …   English dictionary