euphemize


euphemize

euphemize [yoo-fuh-mahyz] Word Origin verb (used with object), eu·phe·mized, eu·phe·miz·ing.

  1. to refer to by means of euphemism.

verb (used without object), eu·phe·mized, eu·phe·miz·ing.

  1. 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 euphemism, -ize Related formseu·phe·mi·za·tion, nouneu·phe·miz·er, noun British Dictionary definitions for euphemise euphemize euphemise verb

  1. to speak in euphemisms or refer to by means of a euphemism

Derived Formseuphemizer or euphemiser, noun

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