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English verb: verbalise

1. verbalise (communication) be verbose

SamplesThis lawyer verbalizes and is rather tedious.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s

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

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

2. verbalise (communication) express in speech

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

Synonymsmouth, speak, talk, utter, verbalize

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

SamplesShe expressed her anger.
He uttered a curse.

Synonymsexpress, give tongue to, utter, verbalize

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. verbalise (change) convert into a verb

SamplesMany English nouns have become verbalized.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)convert

Domain categorylanguage, speech

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