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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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First, he insists upon the label "post-Protestant" to describe the now-ascendant "elect" who control the main institutions of cultural formation in American society, while understating how deeply Protestant they remain; and secondly, he inaccurately portrays the presence of a confident (if intellectualized) Catholicism as the deepest inspiration of the momentary countermovement against the "Poster Children," while missing how Americanized--and hence Protestantized and liberal--that Catholicism was.
After the well-thought-out theoretical debate in chapter one and later rounded off in the conclusion, comes chapter two, which highlights two aspects of the struggle against the Manichean Delirium, which pits the "superior progressive" Western legal system against the "inferior non-progressive" Islamic legal systems--either the intellectualized Islamic or the customary volk Islamic legal system.
Along with the literary sourcing that preciously (in both senses) situates intellectualized violence in a long tradition of reader-responsiveness, Littell has done his factual homework.
Robert Evans defends the artistry of Donne's elegy on the death of Lady Markham by noting that it and his other poems of mourning "seek deliberately to master passion by controlling and redirecting thought" (55); he sees Jonson's lyric on the death of Lady Venetia Digby as less intellectualized and more personal, but both works share similarities in purpose and execution.
There were neither intellectualized conceptions nor abstract designs for stage director Diana Leblanc and set and costume designer Leslie Frankish in Pacific Opera Victoria's Lucia di Lammermoor.
Progressive reformers, favoring "a more intellectualized, 'educative' brand of politics," altered public life in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, says Summers.
The old elite, in Gelernter's view, was in basic sympathy with the American masses; the new, intellectualized elite is hostile to them, as evidenced by its espousing alien values of feminism and multiculturalism.
I'm an orthodox Catholic, not a raving reactionary, but after reading this type of intellectualized drivel, I can see why some get this way.
Meese's criticism presupposes a certain type of dialogue, the kind of intellectualized dialogue where terms are clarified and justifications are assessed and refined.
He welcomes the sensuality that characterizes popular Hindu religion and contrasts this "holistic faith" with the abstract and intellectualized religion of his own tradition.
The result is a kind of intellectualized scholars' religion, which can be discussed, taught, and written about.
In this astonishing novel, a father reacts to the birth of his disfigured child with an intellectualized, arm's-length desire to bring about the infant's death.