from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To be a symptom of: The infection is symptomized by chronic fatigue. High absenteeism often symptomizes job dissatisfaction.

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  • v. To symptomatize


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  • Except this solution involves swapping an old bureaucracy for a new one: one that's more efficient at homogenizing public education and blaming schools for the deep inequalities that they often merely symptomize.

    Michelle Chen: Amid 'Turnaround Agenda,' Teachers, Communities Overshadowed by Corporate Reforms

  • His orthopedic problems symptomize a dislocated soul.

    The Rake’s Progress Giving Up The Ghost

  • SG: Hallucinatory Sherron Criticism Syndrome. jaybate: How does it symptomize?


  • It is the superlative futurological derangement of public technodevelopmental deliberation, it is the anti-democratizing politics of superlative futurology, it is the deeper more prevailing anti-democratic corporate-militarist futurology the Robot Cultists symptomize in their extremity that are the real dangers and problems that interest me.

    amor mundi

  • Recalling Torquemada's criticism of the Council of Basel for allowing its members to genuflect when they sang the article of the Creed concerning the Church, de Lubac concludes that a shift in our focus of interest can sometimes symptomize a doctrinal debilitation and hollowness far graver than more obvious errors.

    Musings of a Pertinacious Papist

  • It is mostly because they illustrate and symptomize in their extremity particularly clarifying expressions of characteristically reactionary tendencies to reductionism, scientism, millenialism, fetishism, elite technocratic anti-politicism, and (crypto -) eugenicism prevalent in technoscientific discourses more generally that I have devoted energy to analyzing them.

    amor mundi


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