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1. To furnish a rational structure or meaning for.
2. To engage in intellectualization.
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"It was arrogant of me to think I could intellectualize using it, because I realize that there's no intellectualizing a word that is so emotionally charged," he added.
Like NdegeOcello, Skin can be a societal button pusher (a typical early Skunk title is "Intellectualize My Blackness"), but these days she's in her element while poring over matters of the heart.
"Produced by Ralph 'Karate Kid' Macchio, it takes whatever might be enlightening or moving about the subject and crams it into the standardized strictures of what has become the lowest form of television, however much you want to intellectualize your love of 'The Real Housewives of Whatever,' writes Lloyd.
Intended as an educational tool for designers, this text focuses primarily on defining interaction design, developing ways to intellectualize and communicate design concepts, and exploring artistic and cultural relevance of interaction design.
(Through his own paintings - for he is an artist as well as a critic - he seems to intellectualize the notion of self-sufficiency, while simultaneously experiencing the immediate, sensual pleasures of color and surface.)
Yet Porumboiu so carefully intellectualizes every outwardly inconsequential exchange that the picture has no room to breathe, forcing audiences to work hard to catch the sly playfulness and cunning within.