Definitions

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  • v. To change into a noun, usually by affixing a morpheme.
  • v. To make nominalistic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To convert into a noun.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To convert into a noun.

Etymologies

From nominal + -ize. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Batchelor's critical-textual argument boils down to this: the four noble truths as we typically receive them in the Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta (or "Wheel Turning" discourse) have been profoundly molded by the later insertion of "explanatory" subheadings that nominalize and mythologize each of the truths while simultaneously reversing the causal direction of some key relationships.

    the church and postmodern culture: conversation

  • I suppose I agree to a point that it’s not terribly productive to try to nominalize the “subsidy” that “oil companies” get from neo-colonial military spending I don’t mean neo-colonial in the fully loaded moral sense, just military spending and action with either the intent or effect of providing access to raw materials.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » “Profit” Is Not a Dirty Word:

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