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in·fan·til·ize

 (ĭn′fən-tl-īz′, ĭn-făn′-)
tr.v. in·fan·til·ized, in·fan·til·iz·ing, in·fan·til·iz·es
1. To treat or condescend to as if still a young child: "The Victorian physician infantilized his patient" (Judith Moore).
2. To reduce to an infantile state or condition: "It creates a crisis that infantilizes them—causes grown men to squabble like kids about trivial things" (New Yorker).

in·fan′til·i·za′tion (-ĭ-zā′shən) n.

infantilize

(ɪnˈfæntɪˌlaɪz) or

infantilise

vb (tr)
(Psychology) psychol censorious to encourage or force someone to behave like a child

in•fan•til•ize

(ˈɪn fən tlˌaɪz, -taɪˌlaɪz, ɪnˈfæn tlˌaɪz)

v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
1. to keep in or reduce to an infantile state.
2. to treat or regard as infantile.
[1940–45]
in`fan•til•i•za′tion, n.

infantilize


Past participle: infantilized
Gerund: infantilizing

Imperative
infantilize
infantilize
Present
I infantilize
you infantilize
he/she/it infantilizes
we infantilize
you infantilize
they infantilize
Preterite
I infantilized
you infantilized
he/she/it infantilized
we infantilized
you infantilized
they infantilized
Present Continuous
I am infantilizing
you are infantilizing
he/she/it is infantilizing
we are infantilizing
you are infantilizing
they are infantilizing
Present Perfect
I have infantilized
you have infantilized
he/she/it has infantilized
we have infantilized
you have infantilized
they have infantilized
Past Continuous
I was infantilizing
you were infantilizing
he/she/it was infantilizing
we were infantilizing
you were infantilizing
they were infantilizing
Past Perfect
I had infantilized
you had infantilized
he/she/it had infantilized
we had infantilized
you had infantilized
they had infantilized
Future
I will infantilize
you will infantilize
he/she/it will infantilize
we will infantilize
you will infantilize
they will infantilize
Future Perfect
I will have infantilized
you will have infantilized
he/she/it will have infantilized
we will have infantilized
you will have infantilized
they will have infantilized
Future Continuous
I will be infantilizing
you will be infantilizing
he/she/it will be infantilizing
we will be infantilizing
you will be infantilizing
they will be infantilizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been infantilizing
you have been infantilizing
he/she/it has been infantilizing
we have been infantilizing
you have been infantilizing
they have been infantilizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been infantilizing
you will have been infantilizing
he/she/it will have been infantilizing
we will have been infantilizing
you will have been infantilizing
they will have been infantilizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been infantilizing
you had been infantilizing
he/she/it had been infantilizing
we had been infantilizing
you had been infantilizing
they had been infantilizing
Conditional
I would infantilize
you would infantilize
he/she/it would infantilize
we would infantilize
you would infantilize
they would infantilize
Past Conditional
I would have infantilized
you would have infantilized
he/she/it would have infantilized
we would have infantilized
you would have infantilized
they would have infantilized
Translations

infantilize

[ɪnˈfæntɪlaɪz] VTinfantilizar

infantilize

vtinfantilisieren; (= decide for)bevormunden
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