polemicize


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po·lem·i·cize

 (pə-lĕm′ĭ-sīz′)
intr.v. po·lem·i·cized, po·lem·i·ciz·ing, po·lem·i·ciz·es
To write or deliver an argument; engage in disputation or controversy.

polemicize

,

polemicise

or

polemize

vb (tr)
to engage in controversy

po•lem•i•cize

(pəˈlɛm əˌsaɪz, poʊ-)

v.i. -cized, -ciz•ing.
to practice the art of disputation; engage in polemics or controversy.
[1945–50]

polemicize


Past participle: polemicized
Gerund: polemicizing

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Present Perfect
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Past Continuous
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Past Perfect
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Future
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Conditional
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Past Conditional
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.polemicize - engage in a controversy; "The two historians polemicized for years"
altercate, argufy, quarrel, scrap, dispute - have a disagreement over something; "We quarreled over the question as to who discovered America"; "These two fellows are always scrapping over something"
Translations

polemicize

vipolemisieren (against gegen)
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