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[ed-i-tawr-ee-uh-lahyz, -tohr-] /ˌɛd ɪˈtɔr i əˌlaɪz, -ˈtoʊr-/
verb (used without object), editorialized, editorializing.
to set forth one's position or opinion on some subject in, or as if in, an editorial.
to inject personal interpretations or opinions into an otherwise factual account.
Origin of editorialize
1855-60, Americanism; editorial + -ize
Related forms
editorialization, noun
editorializer, noun
overeditorialize, verb (used without object), overeditorialized, overeditorializing. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for editorialize
  • Shaw was suppose to ask tough questions of the candidates, not editorialize while posing a loaded question.
  • Do not editorialize or comment on the incident as it may be construed as an official announcement.
  • The court refused to editorialize about the scheme or otherwise to elaborate on the jury's duty.
  • Don't editorialize, except through the people who are being quoted in your news release.
  • The caveat is that they must be careful not to editorialize about candidates and not to allow personal attacks.
  • Rarely were they asked to editorialize about or interpret the events they covered.
  • And if you are undecided, well, you can editorialize a little bit.
British Dictionary definitions for editorialize


verb (intransitive)
to express an opinion in or as in an editorial
to insert one's personal opinions into an otherwise objective account
Derived Forms
editorialization, editorialisation, noun
editorializer, editorialiser, noun
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Word Origin and History for editorialize

"introduce opinions into factual accounts," 1856, from editorial + -ize. Related: Editorialized; editorializing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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