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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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To seek or consider the rational content or form of; To analyze (something) rationally; To ignore the emotional or psychological significance of (an action, feeling, dream, etc.) by an excessively thoughtful or abstract explanation

Usage examples (35)
  • Verb (used without object) : to intellectualize about world problems
  • No true conservative know-nothing would use the word "intellectualize"!
  • The worst way one can teach the Holocaust to kids this young is to, as you put it, "intellectualize" it.
  • Well, some of it is stuff you can intellectualize. for more
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