• IPA: /ɪkˈsplɪsɪˌtaɪz/

explicitize (explicitizes, present participle explicitizing; past and past participle explicitized)

  1. (pragmatics) to make explicit
    • 1984, Frans H. van Eemeren and Rob Grootendorst, Speech Acts in Argumentative Discussions: A Theoretical Model for the Analysis of Discussions Directed towards Solving Conflicts of Opinion. Walter de Gruyter, ISBN 9783110846089, p. 119 ↗:
      Very often it is completely unnecessary (and thus even disruptive) to explicitize exactly what one means.

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