Definition of Polemize

1. Verb. Engage in a controversy. "The two historians polemicized for years"

Exact synonyms: Polemicise, Polemicize, Polemise
Generic synonyms: Altercate, Argufy, Dispute, Quarrel, Scrap
Derivative terms: Polemic, Polemic, Polemic



Definition of Polemize

1. to engage in polemics [v -MIZED, -MIZING, -MIZES] - See also: polemics

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Polemize

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polemicising
polemicist
polemicists
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polemicizing
polemick
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polemist
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polemize (current term)
polemized
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polemoniaceous
polemonium
polemoniums
polemoscope
polemoscopes
polemy
polenta
polentalike
polentas
polepiece

Literary usage of Polemize

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1. The Holy Roman Empire by James Bryce Bryce (1880)
"... polemize.' This has commonly been taken for conclusive evidence that the plan had been settled beforehand, and such it would be were there not some ..."

2. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"These all intend to preach the " old Gospel " in the sense of the doctrine of the Church; they are opposed to the modern tendency and polemize against the ..."

3. Is Conscience an Emotion?: Three Lectures on Recent Ethical Theories by Hastings Rashdall (1914)
"It is in reference to these two fundamental axioms — the axiom of equity 1 This has been maintained by some of those who polemize against the idea of a ..."

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