intellectualise

[c]/ɪntəˈlɛktʃuəlaɪz/ (say intuh'lekchoohuhluyz)

verb (intellectualised, intellectualising)
verb (t)
1. to make intellectual; consider or treat in intellectual terms.
verb (i)
2. to avoid the emotional aspect of a problem; to reduce by rationalising.
Also, intellectualize. –intellectualisation /ɪntəˌlɛktʃuəlaɪˈzeɪʃən/ (say intuh.lekchoohuhluy'zayshuhn), noun

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • intellectualise — index muse, ponder, reason (conclude), study Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • intellectualise — (Brit.) v. treat in an intellectual manner, rationalize, analyze with the mind; make intellectual (also intellectualize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • intellectualise — intellectˈualize or intellectˈualise intransitive verb To reason intellectually transitive verb 1. To endow with intellect 2. To give an intellectual character to • • • Main Entry: ↑intellect * * * intellectualise UK [ˌɪntəˈlektʃuəlaɪz] US… …   Useful english dictionary

  • intellectualise — UK [ˌɪntəˈlektʃuəlaɪz] / US [ˌɪnt(ə)lˈektʃuəˌlaɪz] intellectualize …   English dictionary

  • intellectualised — intellectualise (Brit.) v. treat in an intellectual manner, rationalize, analyze with the mind; make intellectual (also intellectualize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • intellectualises — intellectualise (Brit.) v. treat in an intellectual manner, rationalize, analyze with the mind; make intellectual (also intellectualize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • intellectualising — intellectualise (Brit.) v. treat in an intellectual manner, rationalize, analyze with the mind; make intellectual (also intellectualize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • intellectualiser — [ ɛ̃telɛktɥalize ] v. tr. <conjug. : 1> • 1801; de intellectuel ♦ Revêtir d un caractère intellectuel; transformer par l action de l intelligence. ● intellectualiser verbe transitif Ramener un sentiment, un problème à des éléments purement… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • intellectualisation — [ ɛ̃telɛktɥalizasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1894; de intellectualiser 1 ♦ Action d intellectualiser; résultat de cette action. « une plus grande intellectualisation de l art » (Camus). 2 ♦ Psychan. Mode de résistance qu un patient oppose à la cure en traitant …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • intellectualiser — (in tèl lè ktu a li zé) v. a. Terme de philosophie. Élever au rang des choses intellectuelles. •   Les scolastiques ont purifié, ennobli et intellectualisé l idée de l être suprême, VILLERS Kant, p. 133. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Intellectuel. SUPPLÉMENT AU… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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