topicalise

topicalize

[top-i-kuh-lahyz]
verb (used with object), topicalized, topicalizing. Linguistics.
to introduce as, convert into, or mark as the topic of a sentence.
Also, especially British, topicalise.


Origin:
1965–70; topical + -ize

topicalization, noun
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topicalize

verb
emphasize by putting heavy stress on or by moving to the front of the sentence; "Speakers topicalize more often than they realize"; "The object of the sentence is topicalized in what linguists call 'Yiddish Movement'" 
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