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v. ver·bal·ized, ver·bal·iz·ing, ver·bal·iz·es
1. To express in words: verbalized his displeasure.
2. Grammar To convert to use as a verb: verbalized the noun contact.
1. To express oneself in words.
2. To be verbose.

ver′bal·i·za′tion (-bə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
ver′bal·iz′er n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.verbalizer - someone who expresses in languageverbalizer - someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous); "the speaker at commencement"; "an utterer of useful maxims"
alliterator - a speaker or writer who makes use of alliteration
articulator - someone who pronounces words
caller-up, phoner, telephoner, caller - the person initiating a telephone call; "there were so many callers that he finally disconnected the telephone"
babbler, chatterer, prater, spouter, chatterbox, magpie - an obnoxious and foolish and loquacious talker
conversationalist, conversationist, schmoozer - someone skilled at conversation
dictator - a speaker who dictates to a secretary or a recording machine
drawler - someone who speaks with a drawl
driveller, jabberer - someone whose talk is trivial drivel
ejaculator - a speaker who utters a sudden exclamation
growler - a speaker whose voice sounds like a growl
asker, enquirer, inquirer, querier, questioner - someone who asks a question
lecturer - someone who lectures professionally
lisper - a speaker who lisps
mentioner - a speaker who refers to something briefly or incidentally
motormouth - someone who talks incessantly; "I wish that motormouth would shut up"
mumbler, murmurer, mutterer - a person who speaks softly and indistinctly
narrator, storyteller, teller - someone who tells a story
orator, public speaker, rhetorician, speechifier, speechmaker - a person who delivers a speech or oration
prattler - someone who speaks in a childish way
ranter, raver - someone who rants and raves; speaks in a violent or loud manner
reciter - someone who recites from memory
native speaker - a speaker of a particular language who has spoken that language since earliest childhood; "native speakers of French"
stammerer, stutterer - someone who speaks with involuntary pauses and repetitions
stentor - a speaker with an unusually loud voice
talking head - a talker on television who talks directly into the cameras and whose upper body is all that is shown on the screen
venter - a speaker who expresses or gives vent to a personal opinion or grievance
vociferator - a loud and vehement speaker (usually in protest)
voicer - a speaker who voices an opinion
wailer - a mourner who utters long loud high-pitched cries
whisperer - one who speaks in a whisper
witness, witnesser, informant - someone who sees an event and reports what happened
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
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In the early 1990s, David Bowie did it the other way around: he wrote the music and used a Mac app called Verbalizer to pseudorandomly recombine sentences into lyrics.
The prefix ko-/ka-in Baure, glossed 'attributive' is mainly found as a verbalizer on nouns, but on verbal bases it marks causative.
Additionally, the charge that is arguably the most important to the Gods remains intact, for in the song "Grand Verbalizer, What Time Is It?" Brother J reveals that X Clan is ever-journeying "To the East" with the goal of "Teaching Gods to be / What it was, what it is, and again shall be." (29)
(8) The students were organized in two group, each of which was later divided in two subgroups: one verbalizer and the other observer.
I am reminded of the late New York Times critic John Russell's description of Katz, as recounted in his wife Rosamond Bernier's recent memoir Some of My Lives: "John found Alex a champion verbalizer: 'His abrupt and often astonishing phrases come at us one by one, fast and unexpected, the way the little black ball comes at us in squash court.
Paper [28] includes examples of 3 such instructional strategies, for Verbalizer versus Imager style, Global versus Analytic style and Activist versus Reflector style.
The UV1000 is battery powered and equipped with RS232 PC interface that allows configuration of the verbalizer for input range, engineering units, and high & low alarm set points.
The device is battery powered and equipped with an RS-232 PC interface that allows configuration of the verbalizer for input range, engineering units, and high and low alarm set points.
Jogging, woodworking, painting, cycling, music-making, sewing, gardening, walking, swimming--some such activities can take one to silence, where the "verbalizer" in your head shuts off for a moment.
Always the streetwise signifying verbalizer, Madhubuti offers biting and humorous critiques.