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substantivize

[suhb-stuh n-tuh-vahyz] /ˈsʌb stən təˌvaɪz/
verb (used with object), substantivized, substantivizing.
1.
to use (an adjective, verb, etc.) as a substantive; convert into a substantive:
a substantivized participle.
Also, especially British, substantivise.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; substantive + -ize
Related forms
substantivization, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for substantivise

substantivize

/ˈsʌbstəntɪˌvaɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to make (a word other than a noun) play the grammatical role of a noun in a sentence
Derived Forms
substantivization, substantivisation, noun
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