Definition of verbalize in English:

verbalize

verb

  • 1[with object] Express (ideas or feelings) in words, especially by speaking out loud.

    ‘they are unable to verbalize their real feelings’
    • ‘Jade stopped, silent for a few moments as she tried to find the best way to verbalize her feelings.’
    • ‘This model can be used with children who have developed skills and can verbalize their feelings, usually age three or older.’
    • ‘Absent parents may express feelings of rejection if their children verbalize positive feelings for the stepparent.’
    • ‘Her allusion to Islam is based on an effort to verbalise the thoughts and emotions arising from her deeply personal Islamic faith.’
    • ‘Members of dysfunctional families tend to either withhold or not verbalize their feelings, wants, likes, and dislikes with each other.’
    • ‘Hayek's achievement was to verbalize the idea of a ‘universal order of peace.’’
    • ‘At times, a teacher must intervene to check and control a child's impulse, or to help a child verbalize a feeling.’
    • ‘Clay modelling and mask making were used to verbalise anger.’
    • ‘The Rainbows programme is a way of providing the emotional stability that the children need to verbalise their feelings.’
    • ‘That's where I am at the moment, so bear with me while I try to verbalize this current idea.’
    • ‘Many of my students were too stressed to verbalize their feelings.’
    • ‘As I verbalise my thoughts, I realise how judgmental and awful they are.’
    • ‘We can easily envision a professor like Robert verbalizing his irritation with students and the university administration.’
    • ‘Younger toddlers are unable to verbalize their feelings, and their behaviors may regress after the new child is born.’
    • ‘It's worthless to parade my BA in politics if I can't even verbalise my own opinions.’
    • ‘Give the person time to talk and encourage her/him to verbalize feelings.’
    • ‘It is difficult for me to verbalize my feelings for you, because mere words can't begin to express my deep love.’
    • ‘As the patient was allowed to verbalize these feelings, she agreed to some behavioral interventions to help with the problem.’
    • ‘Likely, your parents were raised in homes where love wasn't verbalized so they're not used to saying, ‘I love you.’’
    • ‘I verbalise my shame in mocking his tears before and I think I regained the points I lost earlier.’
    oral, spoken, said, uttered, articulated, expressed, stated, verbalized, vocal, unwritten, by mouth, word-of-mouth
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  • 2[no object] Speak, especially at excessive length and with little real content.

    ‘the dangers of verbalizing about art’
    • ‘Doing that is as simple as wishing, concentrating, or verbalizing.’
    • ‘Some subjects who verbalized poorly gave crucial, pertinent material once encouraged to talk freely.’
    • ‘‘Oh dear,’ he verbalized as he came up beside Dale.’
    • ‘Ever catch yourself thinking or - even worse - verbalizing.’
    • ‘Terri no longer attempted to verbalize back to me when I spoke to her.’
    • ‘Teachers can verbalize as they choose, use, and monitor their reading strategies.’
  • 3[with object] Make (a word, especially a noun) into a verb.

Pronunciation:

verbalize

/ˈvərbəˌlīz/