Definition of vocalize verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    vocalize

     verb
    (British English also -ise)verb
    BrE BrE//ˈvəʊkəlaɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈvoʊkəlaɪz//
     
    (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they vocalize
    BrE BrE//ˈvəʊkəlaɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈvoʊkəlaɪz//
     
    he / she / it vocalizes
    BrE BrE//ˈvəʊkəlaɪzɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈvoʊkəlaɪzɪz//
     
    past simple vocalized
    BrE BrE//ˈvəʊkəlaɪzd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈvoʊkəlaɪzd//
     
    past participle vocalized
    BrE BrE//ˈvəʊkəlaɪzd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈvoʊkəlaɪzd//
     
    -ing form vocalizing
    BrE BrE//ˈvəʊkəlaɪzɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈvoʊkəlaɪzɪŋ//
     
     
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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 American Dictionary entry: vocalize