intellectualize meaning, intellectualize definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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  ( intellectualizes    3rd person present)   ( intellectualizing    present participle)   ( intellectualized    past tense & past participle  )
in BRIT, also use intellectualise      If someone intellectualizes a subject or issue, they consider it in an intellectual way, often when this is not appropriate.      verb  
I tended to mistrust my emotions and intellectualize everything.      V n  
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