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intellectualize

See definition of intellectualize on Dictionary.com
  • as inrationalize
  • as inthink
  • as inratiocinate

synonyms for intellectualize

  • justify
  • deliberate
  • elucidate
  • excise
  • excuse
  • extenuate
  • reason
  • reconcile
  • resolve
  • think
  • vindicate
  • account for
  • apply logic
  • cop a plea
  • cop out
  • explain away
  • give alibi
  • make allowance
  • reason out
  • think through
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How to use intellectualize in a sentence

There’s an element of it that’s intellectualizing, but it’s also getting to know the body and connecting to each other.
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The bent of Sir Joshua's mind was to elevate, to dignify, to intellectualize.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOL. 53, NO. 331, MAY, 1843VARIOUS
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