verbalize

[vur-buh-lahyz]
verb (used with object), verbalized, verbalizing.
1.
to express in words: He couldn't verbalize his feelings.
2.
Grammar. to convert into a verb: to verbalize “butter” into “to butter.”
verb (used without object), verbalized, verbalizing.
3.
to use many words; be verbose.
4.
to express something verbally.
Also, especially British, verbalise.


Origin:
1600–10; verbal + -ize; compare French verbaliser

verbalization, noun
verbalizer, noun
nonverbalized, adjective
unverbalized, adjective
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verbalize or verbalise (ˈvɜːbəˌlaɪz)
 
vb
1.  to express (an idea, feeling, etc) in words
2.  to change (any word that is not a verb) into a verb or derive a verb from (any word that is not a verb)
3.  (intr) to be verbose
 
verbalise or verbalise
 
vb
 
verbali'zation or verbalise
 
n
 
verbali'sation or verbalise
 
n
 
'verbalizer or verbalise
 
n
 
'verbaliser or verbalise
 
n

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Word Origin & History

verbalize
1609, "use too many words," from Fr. verbaliser (16c.); see verbal. Meaning "express in words" is attested from 1875.
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Example sentences
When they are unable to verbalize pain, objective measurement of their
  discomfort are possible manifestations of pain.
Students will verbalize how they can bring value to their job and their
  employer through green business practices.
The texts were marked for students to stop reading at certain points and
  verbalize their thinking processes.
For example it is believed that if people are not aware of a thought process,
  they cannot verbalize it.
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