verbo-, verb-, verbi-
(Latin: word, words)
2. Predominance of what is merely verbal over reality or real significance.
3. The uncritical or undisciplined use of words, especially without any attempt to analyze their meanings or values.
2. A person who pays too much attention to mere words rather than concentrate on facts, feelings, and ideas: Becky just ignored the significant topics at hand and talked about nothing, and, as a terrific verbalist, used wonderful and impressive expressions!
3. Etymology: from Latin verbum, "words."
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2. Verbal expressions or phrases.
3. The quality appropriate to a verb.
2. A verbal expression or statement.
3. In psychiatry, the state of being verbose or diffuse, commonly encountered in an extreme degree in patients with the manic form of manic-depressive psychosis.
In a more general sense, verbalization refers to the expression in words of thoughts, wishes, phantasies, or other psychic material that had previously been on a nonverbal level because of suppression or repression. “Verbalize” is often used in a pseudoerudite way when “talk about” is meant.
2. To use many words; to talk diffusely; to be verbose: Ned wanted to appear intelligent and verbalized on the paintings in the museum without knowing much about art himself.
3. To make a word, as a noun or adjective, into a verb: Mrs. Smart asked the students to verbalize the term "teacher" and one student answered with, "To teach!"
2. In or with (mere) words, without accompanying action or reality.
3. So far as words (only) are concerned.
4. In actual words; by means of words or speech.
5. In speech, as contrasted with writing.
6. With the function of a verb.
2. An inventor or coiner of words.
2. A dispute or dialogue which may be verbal or written, typically involving issues regarding words and word usage: "The two editors of the latest dictionary engaged in a good humored verbarium over the definitions of some words and phrases."
2. Etymology: from Latin verbum, "word."