nominalize


nominalize

verb (used with object), nom·i·nal·ized, nom·i·nal·iz·ing.

  1. to convert (another part of speech) into a noun, as in changing the adjective lowly into the lowly or the verb legalize into legalization.
  2. to convert (an underlying clause) into a noun phrase, as in changing he drinks to his drinking in I am worried about his drinking.

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