Definition of proverbialize in English:

proverbialize

verb

  • with object To make into a proverb; to use proverbially; to speak of in a proverb. Also occasionally without object: to make or utter proverbs.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in Pigs: their Pedigree & Panegyric. From proverbial + -ize. Compare Middle French, French proverbialiser to make into a proverb, to use proverbially.

Pronunciation

proverbialize

/prəˈvəːbɪəlʌɪz/