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verb [intransitive]     editorialize pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
present tense
present participleeditorializing
past tenseeditorialized
past participleeditorialized
  1. 1
    to let your opinions show in a piece of writing where you should only be giving facts

    Inexperienced reporters are often tempted to editorialize.

  2. 2
    American to express an opinion in an editorial

    The Wall Street Journal and the Washington Times have editorialized against the current U.S. policy.



to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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