Definition of Intellectualize

1. v. t. To treat in an intellectual manner; to discuss intellectually; to reduce to intellectual form; to express intellectually; to idealize.



Definition of Intellectualize

1. Verb. To treat in an intellectual manner; to discuss or express intellectually. ¹

2. Verb. To endow with intellect; to bestow intellectual qualities upon; to cause to become intellectual. ¹

3. Verb. (American English) (transitive) to find a seemingly rational explanation for something: ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Intellectualize

1. [v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES]

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Literary usage of Intellectualize

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1. A History of Social Thought by Emory Stephen Bogardus (1922)
"The social problem is to intellectualize all the interests, and moreover, to intellectualize the conflict of interests. Hence the fundamental conflict today ..."

2. College Sons and College Fathers by Henry Seidel Canby (1915)
"It is a weary thing for the tired teacher to say, but to succeed we must intellectualize the business and scientific energy of the country (for it is just ..."

3. Democracy and Education: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education by John Dewey (1916)
"(it) The changes which are taking place in the content of social life tremendously facilitate selection of the sort of activities which will intellectualize ..."

4. The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind by Herbert George Wells (1922)
"The line of least resistance for the flagging convert was to intellectualize himself away from this plain doctrine, this stark proposition, into complicated ..."

5. Proceedings of the ... Annual Convention by Religious Education Association (1904)
"To intellectualize religion is to devitalize it. Religion less the quality of life is theology; as morality less the quality of life is ethics. ..."

6. Proceedings of the ... Annual Convention by Religious Education Association (1903)
"It is quite as necessary to spiritualize the intellect as to intellectualize the soul. And above all knowledge and all methods for its acquisition, ..."

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