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English verb: subtilize

1. subtilize (cognition) mark fine distinctions and subtleties, as among words


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)discriminate, know apart

2. subtilize (change) make more subtle or refined


Synonymsrarefy, sublimate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

3. subtilize (change) make (senses) more keen


Synonymssubtilise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)heighten, sharpen









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