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psy·chol·o·gize

 (sī-kŏl′ə-jīz′)
v. psy·chol·o·gized, psy·chol·o·giz·ing, psy·chol·o·giz·es
v.tr.
To explain or analyze (behavior, for example) in psychological terms.
v.intr.
To investigate, reason, or speculate in psychological terms.

psy·chol′o·giz′er n.

psychologize

(saɪˈkɒləˌdʒaɪz) or

psychologise

vb (intr)
1. (Psychology) to make interpretations of behaviour and mental processes
2. (Psychology) to carry out investigation in the field of psychology

psy•chol•o•gize

(saɪˈkɒl əˌdʒaɪz)

v.i. -gized, -giz•ing.
to make psychological investigations or speculations, esp. those that are naive or uninformed.
[1820–30]
psy•chol′o•giz`er, n.

psychologize


Past participle: psychologized
Gerund: psychologizing

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