Nominalize
Nominalize Nom"i*nal*ize, v. t. (Grammar, Linguistics) To convert into a noun; as, a nominalized sentence; a nominalized adjective or verb. [1913 Webster]

Note: In a sentence of the form: ``That Kennedy would have been a great president if he had not been assassinated is one of the enduring myths of the Camelot conceit.`` the sentence ``Kennedy would have been a great president if he had not been assassinated'' has been nominalized by the introductory ``that''. [PJC]


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  • nominalize — UK [ˈnɒmɪnəlaɪz] / US [ˈnɑmɪn(ə)lˌaɪz] or nominalise UK / US verb [transitive] Word forms nominalize : present tense I/you/we/they nominalize he/she/it nominalizes present participle nominalizing past tense nominalized past participle nominalized …   English dictionary

  • nominalize — verb /ˈnɒmɪnəlaɪz,ˈnɑmənəlaɪz/ a) To change into a noun, usually by affixing a morpheme. To nominalize an adjective that refers to a known noun, the articles el, la, los, and las are used (Unit 11 §59); to nominalize an adjective that does not… …   Wiktionary

  • nominalize — nominalization, adj. /nom euh nl uyz /, v.t., nominalized, nominalizing. 1. to convert (another part of speech) into a noun, as in changing the adjective lowly into the lowly or the verb legalize into legalization. 2. to convert (an underlying… …   Universalium

  • nominalize — or nominalise verb Grammar form a noun from (a verb or adjective), e.g. output, truth, from put out, true. Derivatives nominalization noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • nominalize — nom·i·nal·ize …   English syllables

  • nominalize — v.tr. (also ise) form a noun from (a verb, adjective, etc.), e.g. output, truth, from put out, true. Derivatives: nominalization n …   Useful english dictionary

  • nominalise — nominalize UK [ˈnɒmɪnəlaɪz] / US [ˈnɑmɪn(ə)lˌaɪz] or nominalise UK / US verb [transitive] Word forms nominalize : present tense I/you/we/they nominalize he/she/it nominalizes present participle nominalizing past tense nominalized past participle… …   English dictionary

  • Nounize — Noun ize, v. t. To change (an adjective, verb, etc.) into a noun; to nominalize. Earle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nominalization — In linguistics, nominalization or nominalisation is the use of a verb, an adjective, or an adverb as the head of a noun phrase, with or without morphological transformation. The term can also refer specifically to the process of producing a noun… …   Wikipedia

  • nominalizer — noun /ˈnɒmɪnəlaɪzə,ˈnɑm.ə.nəl.aɪz.ɚ/ Anything, usually an affixed morpheme or a particle, that changes another part of speech into a noun. Syn: substantivator See Also: nominalization, nominalize …   Wiktionary

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