euphemize [yoo-fuh-mahyz] Word Origin verb (used with object), eu·phe·mized, eu·phe·miz·ing.
- to refer to by means of .
verb (used without object), eu·phe·mized, eu·phe·miz·ing.
- to employ euphemism.
Also especially British, eu·phe·mise. Origin of euphemize First recorded in 1855–60, euphemize is from the Greek word euphēmízein to use words of good omen. See, Related formseu·phe·mi·za·tion, nouneu·phe·miz·er, noun British Dictionary definitions for euphemise euphemize euphemise verb
- to speak in euphemisms or refer to by means of a euphemism
Derived Formseuphemizer or euphemiser, noun