substantivize

substantivize

[suhb-stuhn-tuh-vahyz]
verb (used with object), substantivized, substantivizing.
to use (an adjective, verb, etc.) as a substantive; convert into a substantive: a substantivized participle.
Also, especially British, substantivise.


Origin:
1865–70; substantive + -ize

substantivization, noun
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substantivize or substantivise (ˈsʌbstəntɪˌvaɪz)
 
vb
(tr) to make (a word other than a noun) play the grammatical role of a noun in a sentence
 
substantivise or substantivise
 
vb
 
substantivi'zation or substantivise
 
n
 
substantivi'sation or substantivise
 
n

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