transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1879 to give an emotional quality to

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  • Emotionalize — E*mo tion*al*ize, v. t. To give an emotional character to. [1913 Webster] Brought up in a pious family where religion was not talked about emotionalized, but was accepted as the rule of thought and conduct. Froude. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • emotionalize — (Amer.) e mo·tion·al·ize || ʃnÉ™laɪz v. make emotional, make overly dramatic, arouse the emotions (also emotionalise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • emotionalize — [ē mō′shə nəl īz΄, imō′shə nəl īz΄] vt. emotionalized, emotionalizing to treat, present, or interpret in an emotional way emotionalization n …   English World dictionary

  • emotionalize — emotional ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to the emotions. 2) arousing or showing emotion. 3) easily affected by or readily displaying emotion. DERIVATIVES emotionalism noun emotionality noun emotionalize (also emotionalise) verb emot …   English terms dictionary

  • emotionalize —  ̷ ̷ˈmōshənəlˌīz, shnəˌliz transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) : to make emotional: as a. : to express in a way that arouses emotion concerned to get his idea across, not to emotionalize it Edith Hamilton b. : to place in inseparable association with… …   Useful english dictionary

  • emotionalize — /i moh sheuh nl uyz /, v.t., emotionalized, emotionalizing. to make emotional; treat as a matter of emotion. Also, esp. Brit., emotionalise. [1875 80; EMOTIONAL + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • emotionalize — verb a) To give something an emotional quality. b) To make an emotional display …   Wiktionary

  • emotionalize — Synonyms and related words: act, act as foil, appear, barnstorm, be theatrical, come out, emote, get top billing, gush, ham it up, make a scene, mime, pantomime, patter, perform, play, play the lead, playact, register, sentimentalize, sketch,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • emotionalize — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To make an emotional display: emote, gush. See FEELINGS …   English dictionary for students

  • emotionalize — v impassion, move, affect, touch, reach, strike a chord, kindle a feeling, play on [s.o. s] feelings or heartstrings; excite, agitate, upset, work up, disturb; rouse, inflame, fire up, enkindle, fan the flame …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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