Definition of Sexualize

1. Verb. Make sexual, endow with sex, attribute sex to. "Some languages sexualize all nouns and do not have a neuter gender"

Exact synonyms: Sexualise
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify

Definition of Sexualize

1. v. t. To attribute sex to.

Definition of Sexualize

1. Verb. To make sexual. ¹

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Definition of Sexualize

1. [v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES]

Literary usage of Sexualize

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1911)
"... somewhat distorted and hampered but sufficiently powerful to sexualize the thinking, and to color the intellectual operation with pleasure and anxiety ..."

2. Civilization in the United States: An Inquiry by Thirty Americans by Harold E. Stearns (1922)
"But he has never attempted to sexualize the universe, as has been claimed, nor has he ever lost sight of the fact that while man as an egocentric being must ..."

3. Transactions of the Association of American Physicians by Association of American Physicians (1913)
"His tendency is then to "sexualize" many thoughts and feelings which were not primarily sexual. How can this be considered wholesome? ..."

4. Addresses on Psycho-analysis by James Jackson Putnam (1921)
"... and sexualize his religion and his best forms of love. But those motives, which he dimly feels to be bonds of relationship with the community and the ..."

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