substantivize


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substantivize

(ˈsʌbstəntɪˌvaɪz) or

substantivise

vb
(Grammar) (tr) to make (a word other than a noun) play the grammatical role of a noun in a sentence
ˌsubstantiviˈzation, ˌsubstantiviˈsation n

substantivize


Past participle: substantivized
Gerund: substantivizing

Imperative
substantivize
substantivize
Present
I substantivize
you substantivize
he/she/it substantivizes
we substantivize
you substantivize
they substantivize
Preterite
I substantivized
you substantivized
he/she/it substantivized
we substantivized
you substantivized
they substantivized
Present Continuous
I am substantivizing
you are substantivizing
he/she/it is substantivizing
we are substantivizing
you are substantivizing
they are substantivizing
Present Perfect
I have substantivized
you have substantivized
he/she/it has substantivized
we have substantivized
you have substantivized
they have substantivized
Past Continuous
I was substantivizing
you were substantivizing
he/she/it was substantivizing
we were substantivizing
you were substantivizing
they were substantivizing
Past Perfect
I had substantivized
you had substantivized
he/she/it had substantivized
we had substantivized
you had substantivized
they had substantivized
Future
I will substantivize
you will substantivize
he/she/it will substantivize
we will substantivize
you will substantivize
they will substantivize
Future Perfect
I will have substantivized
you will have substantivized
he/she/it will have substantivized
we will have substantivized
you will have substantivized
they will have substantivized
Future Continuous
I will be substantivizing
you will be substantivizing
he/she/it will be substantivizing
we will be substantivizing
you will be substantivizing
they will be substantivizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been substantivizing
you have been substantivizing
he/she/it has been substantivizing
we have been substantivizing
you have been substantivizing
they have been substantivizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been substantivizing
you will have been substantivizing
he/she/it will have been substantivizing
we will have been substantivizing
you will have been substantivizing
they will have been substantivizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been substantivizing
you had been substantivizing
he/she/it had been substantivizing
we had been substantivizing
you had been substantivizing
they had been substantivizing
Conditional
I would substantivize
you would substantivize
he/she/it would substantivize
we would substantivize
you would substantivize
they would substantivize
Past Conditional
I would have substantivized
you would have substantivized
he/she/it would have substantivized
we would have substantivized
you would have substantivized
they would have substantivized
Translations

substantivize

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