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euphemize

[yoo-fuh-mahyz] /ˈyu fəˌmaɪz/
verb (used with object), euphemized, euphemizing.
1.
to refer to by means of euphemism.
verb (used without object), euphemized, euphemizing.
2.
to employ euphemism.
Also, especially British, euphemise.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; < Greek euphēmízein to use words of good omen. See euphemism, -ize
Related forms
euphemization, noun
euphemizer, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for euphemise

euphemize

/ˈjuːfɪˌmaɪz/
verb
1.
to speak in euphemisms or refer to by means of a euphemism
Derived Forms
euphemizer, euphemiser, noun
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