Definitions for intellectualizeˌɪn tlˈɛk tʃu əˌlaɪz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•tel•lec•tu•al•izeˌɪn tlˈɛk tʃu əˌlaɪz(v.)-ized, -iz•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to make intellectual; analyze intellectually or rationally.

  2. to ignore the emotional or psychological significance of (an action, feeling, etc.) by an excessively intellectual or abstract explanation.

  3. (v.i.)to talk or write intellectually; reason; philosophize.

Origin of intellectualize:

1810–20

in`tel•lec′tu•al•iz`er(n.)

Wiktionary

  1. intellectualize(Verb)

    To treat in an intellectual manner; to discuss or express intellectually.

    Sentiment is intellectualized emotion. uE000238526uE001 Lowell.

  2. intellectualize(Verb)

    To endow with intellect; to bestow intellectual qualities upon; to cause to become intellectual.

  3. intellectualize(Verb)

    to find a seemingly rational explanation for something:

Webster Dictionary

  1. Intellectualize(verb)

    to treat in an intellectual manner; to discuss intellectually; to reduce to intellectual form; to express intellectually; to idealize

  2. Intellectualize(verb)

    to endow with intellect; to bestow intellectual qualities upon; to cause to become intellectual

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