polemicize
intransitive verb (-cized; -cizing) Date: 1950 to engage in controversy ; deliver a polemic

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  • polemicize — (v.) 1953, from POLEMIC (Cf. polemic) + IZE (Cf. ize). Related: Polemicized; polemicizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • polemicize — (Amer.) v. argue, dispute, debate, engage in polemics (also polemicise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • polemicize — [pō lem′ə sīz΄, pəlem′ə sīz΄] vt. polemicized, polemicizing to engage in polemics; write or speak polemically …   English World dictionary

  • polemicize — polemic ► NOUN 1) a strong verbal or written attack. 2) (also polemics) the practice of engaging in controversial debate. ► ADJECTIVE (also polemical) ▪ of or involving disputatious or controversial debate. DERIVATIVES polemicist noun …   English terms dictionary

  • polemicize — /peuh lem euh suyz , poh /, v.i., polemicized, polemicizing. to practice the art of disputation; to engage in polemics or controversy. Also, esp. Brit., polemicise. [1945 50; POLEMIC + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • polemicize — verb To engage in argument …   Wiktionary

  • polemicize — po·lem·i·cize …   English syllables

  • polemicize — po•lem•i•cize [[t]pəˈlɛm əˌsaɪz, poʊ [/t]] v. i. cized, ciz•ing rht to practice the art of disputation; engage in polemics or controversy • Etymology: 1945–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • polemicize — verb engage in a controversy The two historians polemicized for years • Syn: ↑polemize, ↑polemise, ↑polemicise • Derivationally related forms: ↑polemic (for: ↑polemicise), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • polemicized — polemicize (Amer.) v. argue, dispute, debate, engage in polemics (also polemicise) …   English contemporary dictionary

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