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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.
1. to express (an idea, feeling, etc) in words
2. (Linguistics) to change (any word that is not a verb) into a verb or derive a verb from (any word that is not a verb)
3. (intr) to be verbose
ˌverbaliˈzation, ˌverbaliˈsation n
ˈverbalˌizer, ˈverbalˌiser n
v. -ized, -iz•ing. v.t.
1. to express in words.
2. to convert into or use as a verb.v.i.
3. to use many words; be verbose.
4. to express something verbally.
[1600–10; < French verbaliser]
Past participle: verbalized
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|Verb||1.||verbalize - be verbose; "This lawyer verbalizes and is rather tedious"|
|2.||verbalize - express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize"|
read - look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed; "The King will read the proclamation at noon"
communicate, intercommunicate - transmit thoughts or feelings; "He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist"
troll - speak or recite rapidly or in a rolling voice
begin - begin to speak or say; "Now listen, friends," he began
lip off, shoot one's mouth off - speak spontaneously and without restraint; "She always shoots her mouth off and says things she later regrets"
shout - utter in a loud voice; talk in a loud voice (usually denoting characteristic manner of speaking); "My grandmother is hard of hearing--you'll have to shout"
whisper - speak softly; in a low voice
peep - speak in a hesitant and high-pitched tone of voice
speak up - speak louder; raise one's voice; "The audience asked the lecturer to please speak up"
snap, snarl - utter in an angry, sharp, or abrupt tone; "The sales clerk snapped a reply at the angry customer"; "The guard snarled at us"
enthuse - utter with enthusiasm
speak in tongues - speak unintelligibly in or as if in religious ecstasy; "The parishioners spoke in tongues"
swallow - utter indistinctly; "She swallowed the last words of her speech"
whiff - utter with a puff of air; "whiff out a prayer"
stammer, stutter, bumble, falter - speak haltingly; "The speaker faltered when he saw his opponent enter the room"
rasp - utter in a grating voice
blunder out, blurt, blurt out, ejaculate, blunder - utter impulsively; "He blurted out the secret"; "He blundered his stupid ideas"
deliver, present - deliver (a speech, oration, or idea); "The commencement speaker presented a forceful speech that impressed the students"
blabber, palaver, piffle, prate, prattle, tattle, tittle-tattle, twaddle, gabble, gibber, blab, clack, maunder, chatter - speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
chatter - make noise as if chattering away; "The magpies were chattering in the trees"
open up - talk freely and without inhibition
murmur - speak softly or indistinctly; "She murmured softly to the baby in her arms"
slur - utter indistinctly
bark - speak in an unfriendly tone; "She barked into the dictaphone"
bay - utter in deep prolonged tones
cackle - talk or utter in a cackling manner; "The women cackled when they saw the movie star step out of the limousine"
babble - utter meaningless sounds, like a baby, or utter in an incoherent way; "The old man is only babbling--don't pay attention"
intone, tone, chant - utter monotonously and repetitively and rhythmically; "The students chanted the same slogan over and over again"
gulp - utter or make a noise, as when swallowing too quickly; "He gulped for help after choking on a big piece of meat"
sing - produce tones with the voice; "She was singing while she was cooking"; "My brother sings very well"
|3.||verbalize - articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise; "She expressed her anger"; "He uttered a curse"|
blaspheme, curse, cuss, swear, imprecate - utter obscenities or profanities; "The drunken men were cursing loudly in the street"
wish - make or express a wish; "I wish that Christmas were over"
cry out, exclaim, call out, outcry, shout, cry - utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy; "`I won!' he exclaimed"; "`Help!' she cried"; "`I'm here,' the mother shouted when she saw her child looking lost"
clamour, clamor - utter or proclaim insistently and noisily; "The delegates clamored their disappointment"
marvel - express astonishment or surprise about something
voice - give voice to; "He voiced his concern"
raise - cause to be heard or known; express or utter; "raise a shout"; "raise a protest"; "raise a sad cry"
breathe - utter or tell; "not breathe a word"
drop - utter with seeming casualness; "drop a hint"; drop names"
pour out - express without restraint; "The woman poured out her frustrations as the judge listened"
get off - deliver verbally; "He got off the best line I've heard in a long time"
platitudinize - utter platitudes; "The candidate platitudinized and bored the audience"
say - utter aloud; "She said `Hello' to everyone in the office"
represent - serve as a means of expressing something; "The flower represents a young girl"
say, state, tell - express in words; "He said that he wanted to marry her"; "tell me what is bothering you"; "state your opinion"; "state your name"
pooh-pooh - express contempt about
|4.||verbalize - convert into a verb; "many English nouns have become verbalized"|
language, speech - the mental faculty or power of vocal communication; "language sets homo sapiens apart from all other animals"
convert - change the nature, purpose, or function of something; "convert lead into gold"; "convert hotels into jails"; "convert slaves to laborers"