Definition of semanticize in English:

semanticize

(also semanticise)

verb

  • 1with object To analyse (a word, phrase, etc.) semantically; to explain or understand the meaning of.

  • 2with object To give (something) a single or specific meaning; to invest with meaning; to make meaningful.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in Harold Edward Palmer (1877–1949), linguist and teacher of languages. From semantic + -ize.

Pronunciation

semanticize

/sɪˈmantɪsʌɪz/