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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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The novel's pace, like Maryna's self-reflection, is sidetracked by elaborate intellectualizing about the theater, conveyed by journals, letters back to Poland, and long discussions.
Time and again she makes an assertion, then asks, "Or am I wrong?" "Is this true?" For Lispector, living is more important than known, more important than intellectualizing is why she writes, "Genre no longer interests me.
Without heavy-handed intellectualizing (or, worse, pandering to anti-intellectual sentiments a la Forrest Gump), Phenomenon tells an inspirational story about humanity's capacity for genius, achievement, and compassion.
"Parents seem to be intellectualizing," noted a nurse assigned to check on their mental health shortly after James's birth.
After hours of intellectualizing the urgency for blacks to be a part of visual history, Golden admits that she has the zeal and vision to run her own museum.
Some individuals distance themselves from prejudice by intellectualizing the problems or viewing their own knowledge as being superior to others.
Often enough, we educators forget how abstract nationalism can be, and how we need to go beyond thinking and intellectualizing about nationalism and make it something we feel and keep and nourish deep in our hearts.