psychologize
verb (-gized; -gizing) Date: 1810 intransitive verb to speculate in psychological terms or on psychological motivations transitive verb to explain or interpret in psychological terms

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  • psychologize — (Amer.) saɪ kÉ‘lÉ™dÊ’aɪz / kÉ’l v. perform psychological examinations, examine using psychological methods; interpret behavior from a psychological point of view (also psychologise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • psychologize — [sī käl′ə jīz΄] vi. psychologized, psychologizing to reason or theorize psychologically vt. to analyze psychologically …   English World dictionary

  • psychologize — sīˈkäləˌjīz sometimes sə̇ˈk verb ( ed/ ing/ s ; see ize ) Etymology: psychology + ize transitive verb : to explain or interpret in mentalistic, psychological, or psychodynamic terms psychologize religion …   Useful english dictionary

  • psychologize — psychologizer, n. /suy kol euh juyz /, v.i., psychologized, psychologizing. to make psychological investigations or speculations, esp. those that are naive or uninformed. Also, esp. Brit., psychologise. [1820 30; PSYCHOLOG(Y) + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • psychologize — verb To interpret or analyze in psychological terms …   Wiktionary

  • psychologize — psy·chol·o·gize also Brit psy·chol·o·gise .jīz vb, gized also Brit gised; giz·ing also Brit gis·ing vt to explain or interpret in psychological terms vi to speculate in psychological terms or upon psychological motivations …   Medical dictionary

  • psychologize — To excuse what you did wrong by citing reasons for your bad behavior usually something from your childhood. I can t believe she got off so easy. She psychologized that she shoplifted because her mother used to steal from her purse …   Dictionary of american slang

  • psychologize — To excuse what you did wrong by citing reasons for your bad behavior usually something from your childhood. I can t believe she got off so easy. She psychologized that she shoplifted because her mother used to steal from her purse …   Dictionary of american slang

  • psychologize — psy·chol·o·gize …   English syllables

  • psychologize — psy•chol•o•gize [[t]saɪˈkɒl əˌdʒaɪz[/t]] v. i. gized, giz•ing psl to make psychological investigations or speculations, esp. those that are naive or uninformed • Etymology: 1820–30 psy•chol′o•giz er, n …   From formal English to slang

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