American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To be a symptom of: The infection is symptomized by chronic fatigue. High absenteeism often symptomizes job dissatisfaction.
- v. To symptomatize
“Except this solution involves swapping an old bureaucracy for a new one: one that's more efficient at homogenizing public education and blaming schools for the deep inequalities that they often merely symptomize.”
“His orthopedic problems symptomize a dislocated soul.”
“It is the superlative futurological derangement of public technodevelopmental deliberation, it is the anti-democratizing politics of superlative futurology, it is the deeper more prevailing anti-democratic corporate-militarist futurology the Robot Cultists symptomize in their extremity that are the real dangers and problems that interest me.”
“Recalling Torquemada's criticism of the Council of Basel for allowing its members to genuflect when they sang the article of the Creed concerning the Church, de Lubac concludes that a shift in our focus of interest can sometimes symptomize a doctrinal debilitation and hollowness far graver than more obvious errors.”
“It is mostly because they illustrate and symptomize in their extremity particularly clarifying expressions of characteristically reactionary tendencies to reductionism, scientism, millenialism, fetishism, elite technocratic anti-politicism, and (crypto -) eugenicism prevalent in technoscientific discourses more generally that I have devoted energy to analyzing them.”
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