verbalize

To verbalize something is to put it into words. If you need to get into the bathroom desperately, and the person in front of you hasn’t noticed your agitation, you’ll probably have to verbalize it, and quickly!

Verbalize comes from the word verbal, which describes spoken words. If people are extremely verbose, that means they talk all the time. Very shy people don't verbalize their feelings very often. Verbalize can also mean articulate, or clarify. If I’m working for you on a construction site, and you yell “SLAB!” at me, I might have to ask you to verbalize what you mean by “SLAB!”

Definitions of verbalize
  1. verb
    express in speech
    “This depressed patient does not verbalize
    synonyms: mouth, speak, talk, utter, verbalise
    verbalise
    be verbose
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    read
    look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed
    phonate, vocalise, vocalize
    utter speech sounds
    troll
    speak or recite rapidly or in a rolling voice
    begin
    begin to speak or say
    lip off, shoot one's mouth off
    speak spontaneously and without restraint
    shout
    utter in a loud voice; talk in a loud voice (usually denoting characteristic manner of speaking)
    whisper
    speak softly; in a low voice
    peep
    speak in a hesitant and high-pitched tone of voice
    speak up
    speak louder; raise one's voice
    snap, snarl
    utter in an angry, sharp, or abrupt tone
    enthuse
    utter with enthusiasm
    speak in tongues
    speak unintelligibly in or as if in religious ecstasy
    swallow
    utter indistinctly
    verbalise
    be verbose
    whiff
    utter with a puff of air
    talk about, talk of
    discuss or mention
    blubber, blubber out
    utter while crying
    drone, drone on
    talk in a monotonous voice
    bumble, falter, stammer, stutter
    speak haltingly
    rasp
    utter in a grating voice
    blunder, blunder out, blurt, blurt out, ejaculate
    utter impulsively
    inflect, modulate, tone
    vary the pitch of one's speech
    deliver, present
    deliver (a speech, oration, or idea)
    generalise, generalize
    speak or write in generalities
    blab, blabber, chatter, clack, gabble, gibber, maunder, palaver, piffle, prate, prattle, tattle, tittle-tattle, twaddle
    speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    chatter
    make noise as if chattering away
    jaw, rattle on, yack, yack away, yap away
    talk incessantly and tiresomely
    open up
    talk freely and without inhibition
    snivel, whine
    talk in a tearful manner
    murmur
    speak softly or indistinctly
    maunder, mumble, mussitate, mutter
    talk indistinctly; usually in a low voice
    slur
    utter indistinctly
    bark
    speak in an unfriendly tone
    bay
    utter in deep prolonged tones
    jabber, mouth off, rabbit on, rant, rave, spout
    talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner
    hiss, sibilate, siss, sizz
    express or utter with a hiss
    cackle
    talk or utter in a cackling manner
    babble
    utter meaningless sounds, like a baby, or utter in an incoherent way
    chant, intone, tone
    utter monotonously and repetitively and rhythmically
    gulp
    utter or make a noise, as when swallowing too quickly
    sing
    produce tones with the voice
    deadpan
    speak in a deliberately impassive or serious manner
    numerate
    read out loud as words written numbers
    dictate
    say out loud for the purpose of recording
    discuss, hash out, talk over
    speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail; have a discussion
    blaspheme
    speak of in an irreverent or impious manner
    coo
    speak softly or lovingly
    scream, yell
    utter or declare in a very loud voice
    holler, holler out
    shout out
    roar, thunder
    utter words loudly and forcefully
    rhapsodise, rhapsodize
    say (something) with great enthusiasm
    orate, speechify
    make speeches; hold forth, or harangue with a certain degree of formality
    babble, blather, blether, blither, smatter
    talk foolishly
    susurrate
    issue soft noises
    bawl, bellow
    shout loudly and without restraint
    place
    sing a note with the correct pitch
    troll
    sing loudly and without inhibition
    croon
    sing softly
    cantillate, chant, intonate, intone
    recite with musical intonation; recite as a chant or a psalm
    descant, warble, yodel
    sing by changing register; sing by yodeling
    quaver, trill, warble
    sing or play with trills, alternating with the half note above or below
    treble
    sing treble
    hum
    sing with closed lips
    call
    read aloud to check for omissions or absentees
    belt, belt out
    sing loudly and forcefully
    descant on
    sing a descant on a main tune or melody
    vocalise, vocalize
    sing (each note a scale or in a melody) with the same vowel
    harmonise, harmonize
    sing or play in harmony
    descant
    sing in descant
    sing along
    sing with a choir or an orchestra
    psalm
    sing or celebrate in psalms
    minstrel
    celebrate by singing, in the style of minstrels
    solmizate
    sing using syllables like `do', `re' and `mi' to represent the tones of the scale
    chirp, tweedle
    sing in modulation
    choir, chorus
    sing in a choir
    sing
    deliver by singing
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    communicate, intercommunicate
    transmit thoughts or feelings
  2. verb
    articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise
    synonyms: express, give tongue to, utter, verbalise
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    blaspheme, curse, cuss, imprecate, swear
    utter obscenities or profanities
    wish
    make or express a wish
    call out, cry, cry out, exclaim, outcry, shout
    utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy
    clamor, clamour
    utter or proclaim insistently and noisily
    shout out, vociferate
    utter in a very loud voice
    marvel
    express astonishment or surprise about something
    voice
    give voice to
    raise
    cause to be heard or known; express or utter
    breathe
    utter or tell
    drop
    utter with seeming casualness
    pour out
    express without restraint
    get off
    deliver verbally
    platitudinize
    utter platitudes
    say
    utter aloud
    represent
    serve as a means of expressing something
    say, state, tell
    express in words
    pooh-pooh
    express contempt about
    hurl, throw
    utter with force; utter vehemently
    lay out, present, represent
    bring forward and present to the mind
    misstate
    state something incorrectly
    answer, reply, respond
    react verbally
    belie, misrepresent
    represent falsely
    gee
    give a command to a horse to turn to the right side
    aah, ooh
    express admiration and pleasure by uttering `ooh' or `aah'
    introduce, precede, preface, premise
    furnish with a preface or introduction
    announce, declare
    announce publicly or officially
    articulate, enunciate, vocalise, vocalize
    express or state clearly
    dramatise, dramatize
    represent something in a dramatic manner
    portray
    portray in words
    get out
    express with difficulty
    declare
    state emphatically and authoritatively
    declare
    make a declaration (of dutiable goods) to a customs official
    mention, note, observe, remark
    make mention of
    bring forward, call up
    bring forward for consideration
    add, append, supply
    state or say further
    explain
    define
    give
    convey or reveal information
    embody
    represent or express something abstract in tangible form
    sum, sum up, summarise, summarize
    be a summary of
  3. verb
    be verbose
    “This lawyer verbalizes and is rather tedious”
    synonyms: verbalise
    mouth, speak, talk, utter, verbalise
    express in speech
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    mouth, speak, talk, utter, verbalise
    express in speech
  4. verb
    convert into a verb
    “many English nouns have become verbalized
    synonyms: verbalise
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    convert
    change the nature, purpose, or function of something
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