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in·tel·lec·tu·al·ize

(ĭn′tl-ĕk′chōō-ə-līz′)
v.
1. To furnish a rational structure or meaning for.
2. To engage in intellectualization.
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We cannot intellectualise or hold up his raw, working class credentials as the fuel to his talent one moment, and then hammer him for unleashing such traits in the heat of battle the next.
Watching Germaine trying to intellectualise the whole thing was diverting, but when John McCririck's underpants emerged and poor bewildered Jackie Stallone tottered in I suddenly realised that the whole thing was a spoof which should be transferred to the stage at once.
One could intellectualise the philosophy that drives Johnny Knoxville and his cohorts to risk serious injury and death by pushing physical endurance and good taste beyond the limits; posit a social insight theory about the contemporary self-loathing white male psyche, or debate the literalminded version of Tom and Jerry slapstick.
Being an Air sign as you are, there can be a tendency to intellectualise situations and your own feelings, rather than accepting them readily.
However you have to recognise that you cannot intellectualise about faith.
I suppose it's because I like the way they intellectualise and argue when you have discussions.
Watching Germaine Greer trying to intellectualise the whole thing was diverting, but when John McCririck's underpants emerged and poor bewildered Jackie Stallone tottered in I suddenly realised that the whole thing was a spoof which should be transferred to the stage at once.
Disarmingly, she admitted: "I cannot claim to intellectualise with words or facts or figures.
Perhaps he believes his celebrated harmonica playing can help intellectualise Farmyard Hokey and Take Your Shoes Off.

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