Lexicalize meaning

lĕk'ĭ-kə-līz'
To express using a word or words.

A language that lexicalizes the concept of time.

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To incorporate into a language as a new word.

A language that has lexicalized expressions from its dialects.

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To treat (a phrase, expression, or other group of morphemes) as a single word.

The word “pick-me-up<” lexicalizes the phrase “pick me up.”

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