from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To furnish a rational structure or meaning for.
- transitive v. To avoid psychological insight into (an emotional problem) by performing an intellectual analysis.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To treat in an intellectual manner; to discuss or express intellectually.
- v. To endow with intellect; to bestow intellectual qualities upon; to cause to become intellectual.
- v. (transitive) to find a seemingly rational explanation for something:
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To treat in an intellectual manner; to discuss intellectually; to reduce to intellectual form; to express intellectually; to idealize.
- transitive v. To endow with intellect; to bestow intellectual qualities upon; to cause to become intellectual.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To treat or reason upon in an intellectual manner.
- To inform or endow with intellect; cause to become intellectual; develop the intellect or intellectuality of.
- To give or attribute an intellectual or ideal character or aspect to; idealize.
- Also spelled intellectualise.
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