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English verb: etymologize

1. etymologize (communication) give the etymology or derivation or suggest an etymology (for a word)


SamplesThe linguist probably etymologized the words incorrectly.
Although he is not trained in this, his hobby is etymologizing.


Synonymsetymologise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)derive, educe

2. etymologize (cognition) construct the history of words


Synonymsetymologise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)construct, reconstruct, retrace


Domain categorylinguistics









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