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English verb: verbalize

1. verbalize (communication) be verbose


SamplesThis lawyer verbalizes and is rather tedious.


Synonymsverbalise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)mouth, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize


Verb groupmouth, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize

2. verbalize (communication) express in speech


SamplesShe talks a lot of nonsense.
This depressed patient does not verbalize.


Synonymsmouth, speak, talk, utter, verbalise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)communicate, intercommunicate


Narrower (hyponym)babble, bark, bay, begin, blab, blabber, blubber, blubber out, blunder, blunder out, blurt, blurt out, bumble, cackle, chant, chatter, chatter, clack, deliver, drone, drone on, ejaculate, enthuse, falter, gabble, generalise, generalize, gibber, gulp, hiss, inflect, intone, jabber, jaw, lip off, maunder, maunder, modulate, mouth off, mumble, murmur, mussitate, mutter, open up, palaver, peep, phonate, piffle, prate, prattle, present, rabbit on, rant, rasp, rattle on, rave, read, shoot one's mouth off, shout, sibilate, sing, siss, sizz, slur, snap, snarl, snivel, speak in tongues, speak up, spout, stammer, stutter, swallow, talk about, talk of, tattle, tittle-tattle, tone, tone, troll, twaddle, verbalise, verbalize, vocalise, vocalize, whiff, whine, whisper, yack, yack away, yap away


Verb groupverbalise, verbalize

3. verbalize (communication) articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise


SamplesShe expressed her anger.
He uttered a curse.


Synonymsexpress, give tongue to, utter, verbalise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)blaspheme, breathe, call out, clamor, clamour, cry, cry out, curse, cuss, drop, exclaim, get off, hurl, imprecate, marvel, outcry, platitudinize, pooh-pooh, pour out, raise, represent, say, say, shout, shout out, state, swear, tell, throw, vociferate, voice, wish

4. verbalize (change) convert into a verb


SamplesMany English nouns have become verbalized.


Synonymsverbalise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)convert


Domain categorylanguage, speech









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