infantilize

(redirected from infantilizing)

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
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Infantilizing democratic processes around public programs and services .
However, both left and right deserve blame for infantilizing political discourse, undermining serious debate and drowning out reasoned conversation.
More often than not, Palladino created his molds from ersatz knickknacks and novelty items rather than the real thing--the head of a blow-up doll, for example, instead of an actual human face--and the shapes, in turn, take on those commodities' infantilizing clarity and slick Platonic generalness.
At first Cornelia's infantilizing manner makes Barbu seem a sympathetic figure -- the probing back massage she administers to her son is at once clinical (she dons a latex glove first) and uncomfortably sensual.
This infantilizing fiction comes in various guises, from orthodox religions with their fabricated consolations of fairytale heavens--whether it is the Islamic fanatic's seventy-two celestial virgins or the Christian fantasia of winged angels--to the modern pseudoscientific "research" into so-called near-death experiences (known with ridiculous technicality as NDEs).
Citizens' reactions to the deadly high-speed train crash outside the wealthy coastal city of Wenzhou last July represented a perfect storm of public frustration with corrupt imperious officialdom, infantilizing censorship and the unexamined costs of China's breakneck economic development model.
This includes high pitches, short sentences, singsong cadences, patronizing tones and use of collective pronouns and infantilizing terms.
38) Indeed, she argues that the degrading, infantilizing, and dehumanizing representations found in colonizer texts have "raged on long enough [.
It also marks a form of infantilizing authoritarianism that labels legitimate questions and professional concerns as dissent and threats to the institution.
Becoming God's children; religion's infantilizing process.
And isn't there something disconcertingly infantilizing about referring to these full-fledged adults as "dependent children"?
The subject matter and the tone of "ice creams" are infantilizing, but the paralyzing self-reflection is markedly adult, as is the somehow perverse fixation on the ice cream man himself, the King Cone, and standing there "next to his white truck.