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Etymology edit

From Middle French verbaliser.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈvəːbəlʌɪz/
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Verb edit

verbalize (third-person singular simple present verbalizes, present participle verbalizing, simple past and past participle verbalized)

  1. (transitive) To speak or to use words to express.
    Bill became tongue-tied and could not verbalize his thoughts in the presence of the girl he had a crush on.
  2. (transitive, grammar) To adapt (a word of another part of speech) as a verb.

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(converting into or using as another part of speech:)

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Verb edit


  1. inflection of verbalizar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative