from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- intransitive verb To use platitudes in speaking or writing.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To utter platitudes; make dull, stale, or insipid remarks.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- intransitive verb To utter platitudes or truisms.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb intransitive To utter one or more
platitudes; to make obvious, trivial, or clichédremarks concerning a topic.
- verb transitive To express as or reduce to one or more
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb utter platitudes
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His voice, according to Sadd, was "not good enough and not bad enough" to settle his fate, so he continued with the singing lessons he couldn't afford and, as I would platitudinize to his father, "after all, it's his life."
I could platitudinize like that (rather badly) in my 2nd-Grade essays.