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intellectualize

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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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