lexicalize


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lex·i·cal·ize

 (lĕk′ĭ-kə-līz′)
tr.v. lex·i·cal·ized, lex·i·cal·iz·ing, lex·i·cal·iz·es Linguistics
1. To express using a word or words: a language that lexicalizes the concept of time.
2. To incorporate into a language as a new word: a language that has lexicalized expressions from its dialects.
3. To treat (a phrase, expression, or other group of morphemes) as a single word: The word "pick-me-up<" lexicalizes the phrase "pick me up."

lex′i·cal·iza′tion (-kə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.

lexicalize

(ˈlɛksɪkəˌlaɪz) or

lexicalise

vb
(Linguistics) linguistics to form (a word or lexeme) or (of a word or lexeme) to be formed from constituent morphemes, words, or lexemes, as to form cannot from can and not
ˌlexicaliˈzation, ˌlexicaliˈsation n

lexicalize


Past participle: lexicalized
Gerund: lexicalizing

Imperative
lexicalize
lexicalize
Present
I lexicalize
you lexicalize
he/she/it lexicalizes
we lexicalize
you lexicalize
they lexicalize
Preterite
I lexicalized
you lexicalized
he/she/it lexicalized
we lexicalized
you lexicalized
they lexicalized
Present Continuous
I am lexicalizing
you are lexicalizing
he/she/it is lexicalizing
we are lexicalizing
you are lexicalizing
they are lexicalizing
Present Perfect
I have lexicalized
you have lexicalized
he/she/it has lexicalized
we have lexicalized
you have lexicalized
they have lexicalized
Past Continuous
I was lexicalizing
you were lexicalizing
he/she/it was lexicalizing
we were lexicalizing
you were lexicalizing
they were lexicalizing
Past Perfect
I had lexicalized
you had lexicalized
he/she/it had lexicalized
we had lexicalized
you had lexicalized
they had lexicalized
Future
I will lexicalize
you will lexicalize
he/she/it will lexicalize
we will lexicalize
you will lexicalize
they will lexicalize
Future Perfect
I will have lexicalized
you will have lexicalized
he/she/it will have lexicalized
we will have lexicalized
you will have lexicalized
they will have lexicalized
Future Continuous
I will be lexicalizing
you will be lexicalizing
he/she/it will be lexicalizing
we will be lexicalizing
you will be lexicalizing
they will be lexicalizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been lexicalizing
you have been lexicalizing
he/she/it has been lexicalizing
we have been lexicalizing
you have been lexicalizing
they have been lexicalizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been lexicalizing
you will have been lexicalizing
he/she/it will have been lexicalizing
we will have been lexicalizing
you will have been lexicalizing
they will have been lexicalizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been lexicalizing
you had been lexicalizing
he/she/it had been lexicalizing
we had been lexicalizing
you had been lexicalizing
they had been lexicalizing
Conditional
I would lexicalize
you would lexicalize
he/she/it would lexicalize
we would lexicalize
you would lexicalize
they would lexicalize
Past Conditional
I would have lexicalized
you would have lexicalized
he/she/it would have lexicalized
we would have lexicalized
you would have lexicalized
they would have lexicalized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.lexicalize - make or coin into a word or accept a new word into the lexicon of a language; "The concept expressed by German `Gemuetlichkeit' is not lexicalized in English"
give voice, phrase, word, articulate, formulate - put into words or an expression; "He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees"
Translations
lexicaliserlexikalisieren

lexicalize

[ˈleksɪkəlaɪz] VTlexicalizar

lexicalize

vtlexikalisieren
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