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Definition of vocalize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they vocalize
    he / she / it vocalizes
    past simple vocalized
    -ing form vocalizing
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  1. 1[transitive] vocalize something to use words to express something synonym articulate, express Showing children pictures sometimes helps them to vocalize their ideas.
  2. 2[intransitive, transitive] vocalize (something) to say or sing sounds or words Your baby will begin to vocalize long before she can talk.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: vocalize