Definition of Polemise

1. Verb. Engage in a controversy. "The two historians polemicized for years"

Exact synonyms: Polemicise, Polemicize, Polemize
Generic synonyms: Altercate, Argufy, Dispute, Quarrel, Scrap
Derivative terms: Polemic, Polemic, Polemic



Definition of Polemise

1. to be controversial [v POLEMISED, POLEMISING, POLEMISES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Polemise

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polemoniaceous
polemonium
polemoniums
polemoscope
polemoscopes

Literary usage of Polemise

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1. Herodotus: the fourth, fifth, and sixth books by Herodotus, Reginald Walter Macan (1895)
"had still to polemise against the supposed ' Assyrian ' origin of the dynasty ; Ed. Meyer (op. c. § 317) treats the Libyan claim as established. ..."

2. The Voyage of Bran, Son of Febal, to the Land of the Living: An Old Irish Saga by Kuno Meyer, Dindsenchas, Alfred Trübner Nutt, Scél Túan maic Cairill (1897)
"I have thought it best to set out my theory rather than to polemise against his, the more so as the difference of view arises in part from the fact that we ..."

3. Christian Apologetics: A Series of Addresses Delivered Before the Christian by George Henslow, Walter Warren Seton (1903)
"... can in the present state of knowledge be answered, and it is not my present intention to polemise against either of the writers whom I mentioned before. ..."

4. History of the Christian Church to the Reformation by Johann Heinrich Kurtz (1860)
"The literary contest between Christianity and heathenism had strangely changed. Julian alone could still polemise after the ancient ..."

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