• WordNet 3.6
    • v verbalize convert into a verb "many English nouns have become verbalized"
    • v verbalize articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise "She expressed her anger","He uttered a curse"
    • v verbalize express in speech "She talks a lot of nonsense","This depressed patient does not verbalize"
    • v verbalize be verbose "This lawyer verbalizes and is rather tedious"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: It is impossible for anyone to verbally count up to the number 1 trillion
    • v. i Verbalize To be verbose.
    • Verbalize To convert into a verb; to verbify.
    • Verbalize To express in words.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • verbalize To convert into a verb. G. P. Marsh, Lects. on Eng. Lang., viii.
    • verbalize To use many words; be verbose or diffuse.
    • verbalize Also spelled verbalise.
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  • Samuel Goldwyn
    “A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on.”
  • Dorothy Nevill
    Dorothy Nevill
    “The commercial class has always mistrusted verbal brilliancy and wit, deeming such qualities, perhaps with some justice, frivolous and unprofitable.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Use non-verbal communication to SOFTEN the hard-line position of others: S = Smile O = Open Posture F = Forward Lean T = Touch E = Eye Contact N = Nod.”
  • W. H. Auden
    “A verbal art like poetry is reflective; it stops to think. Music is immediate, it goes on to become.”
  • W. Clement Stone
    “You affect your subconscious mind by verbal repetition.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. verbaliser,


In literature:

But these were, for the most part, verbal quips and quibbles.
"Pages From an Old Volume of Life A Collection Of Essays" by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Or, will it please you send a verbal one?
"The Hunchback" by James Sheridan Knowles
I have neither pen nor paper; well, I will make it verbally!
"Frederick The Great and His Family" by L. Muhlbach
The King of Spain did not confine himself to verbal complaints.
"Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete" by Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
The other stands more obstinately to his point, but, I fear, rather verbally than really.
"The Essays of Montaigne, Complete" by Michel de Montaigne
I am sure you have intellect enough to understand verbal directions.
"To-morrow?" by Victoria Cross
Her verbal apologies followed.
"The Guilty River" by Wilkie Collins
Austen had never verbally arraigned those duties until to-night.
"Mr. Crewe's Career, Complete" by Winston Churchill
On some points, as soon as the decision was made, the law was issued verbally on the spot.
"A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World" by Charles Darwin
Such, however, is the verbal expression of my feeling.
"A Far Country, Complete" by Winston Churchill
At best he had been but a kind of guy, set up for them to let off their verbal fireworks round.
"Australia Felix" by Henry Handel Richardson
By this explanation of Amelot I easily comprehended the reason of these singular verbal orders.
"The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete" by Duc de Saint-Simon
But, above all, send me every day safe persons to give me verbal accounts.
"Cinq Mars, Complete" by Alfred de Vigny
There is quite enough in the above verbal vagaries of our philosopher to provoke a volume of comment.
"West Indian Fables by James Anthony Froude Explained by J. J. Thomas" by J. J. (John Jacob) Thomas
Harvey could only lay a kind hand upon him; there was no verbal comfort to offer.
"The Whirlpool" by George Gissing
Did he depict the scene verbally for his guest to see?
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
What she uttered was verbally true.
"Thyrza" by George Gissing
The sound of the rushing wheels affected his thought, kept it on the one subject, shaped it to a monotony of verbal suggestion.
"Denzil Quarrier" by George Gissing
Should any one else question you, you will say that you bear only a verbal message, and that you come direct from Rome.
"Veranilda" by George Gissing
There is no such nice grading of verbal and language difficulties as has been wrought out in some of the standard readers.
"Special Method in the Reading of Complete English Classics" by Charles McMurry

In poetry:

It is the only reason why
No government can codify,
And verbal definitions mar
The Hidden Law.
"The Hidden Law" by W H Auden
Who sets for heresy his traps
Of verbal quirk and quibble,
And weeds the garden of the Lord
With Satan's borrowed dibble.
"A Spiritual Manifestation" by John Greenleaf Whittier
“We recognise,” the critics wrote,
“Maupassant’s verve and Heine’s wit;”
Some even made a verbal note
Of Shakespeare being out of it.
"A Ballad Of A Bun" by Sir Owen Seaman
Though Heav'n its helping grace should yield,
Yet merit's still upon the field;
We cast the name, yet still 'tis found
Disclaim'd but with a verbal sound.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. II." by Ralph Erskine
Rho. (Faire one) verball expression cannot shew
What I to thee for this great gift doe owe:
But till for all I full requitall make,
My constant love thou for a pledge shalt take.
"Rhodon And Iris. Act IV" by Ralph Knevet
Up at Wombat Peter Dawking
Held a meeting in the hall,
And he'd spent an hour in talking
On the far-flung Empire's Call,
When a local greybeard, rising, smote him with this verbal brick:
"Are or are yeh not in favour of the bridge across the crick?"
"The Bridge Across the Crick" by C J Dennis

In news:

Before practice Tuesday, the FC Dallas midfielder addressed his teammates in the wake of his verbal confrontation with coach Schellas Hyndman last month in San Jose.
PHOENIX, Arizona, October 24 LATE last night Swimming World reported that Jack Conger made his verbal commitment to attend the University of Texas next fall, giving the Longhorns one of the top recruits in the country.
His mood quickly escalates, and he becomes aggressive toward the other students - at first, verbally, but there is more than a hint of physical intimidation.
Help End Verbal Bullying in Schools.
All politicians make the occasional verbal blunder, but most gaffes rarely determine an election's outcome.
O'Neill acknowledges inconsistencies in his verbal and documented credentials.
The Houston Rockets have reached a verbal agreement with Chicago Bulls restricted free agent Omer Asik on a three-year deal worth $25.1 million, according to sources close to the talks.
Police Chief Cathy Lanier on Disorderly Conduct, Pepin Tuma, and "Verbal Judo".
An educated guess might just contribute to your verbal blunders, and being bilingual could actually get in the way.
Kettering Archbishop Alter QB Malik Zaire , a verbal pledge to Notre Dame, scores five touchdowns in a 49-21 victory over Guerin Catholic in Noblesville, Ind.
They were interested in the overall change, but also in specific abilities such as abstract reasoning and verbal memory.
That law would have required ultrasounds to be performed on women seeking abortions within an hour of the procedure, and a verbal explanation of what the procedure showed to be provided.
Players can learn what's verbally acceptable .
Former ESPN Boston All-State shortstop Brendan Skidmore has verbally committed to Binghamton University for the 2013-14 season, his father Mike told tonight.
An Ore City (Texas) High School student has been charged with posting death threats on a website and verbally threatening to harm students at the school.

In science:

Wilson, Finite index subgroups and verbal subgroups in profinite groups, S´eminaire Bourbaki.
Images of word maps in finite simple groups
It has been shown by Lubotzky in that the set of verbal images of a fixed non-abelian finite simple group G is precisely the set of endomorphism invariant subsets of G.
Images of word maps in almost simple groups and quasisimple groups
Here we use his result to determine the verbal images of certain almost simple groups and quasisimple groups.
Images of word maps in almost simple groups and quasisimple groups
There has recently been much interest and progress in the study of verbal images over finite groups though the topic has grown from work first begun by P.
Images of word maps in almost simple groups and quasisimple groups
All these words are explicitly given and they go on to give other explicit examples of words whose verbal image over a given group is a single automorphism class and the identity.
Images of word maps in almost simple groups and quasisimple groups
We will make use of this remark as well as the above theorem to classify the verbal images of Sn .
Images of word maps in almost simple groups and quasisimple groups
This paper presents a text planner for the verbalization of natural deduction (ND) style proofs [Gen35].
Planning Argumentative Texts
However, in a phrase that describes a situation only some roles of the maximum case frame are verbalized.
Emphatic generation: employing the theory of semantic emphasis for text generation
N the verbal subgroup δl (G) of each solvable group G of length n + 2 is of length n + 2 − l < n.
Subnormal embedding theorems for groups
But the result of Heineken and Lennox we mentioned shows that the “verbal” embeddings of finite groups into finite groups are in general not subnormal.
Subnormal embedding theorems for groups
Dark and of Heineken and Lennox concern finite solvable groups, the following Proposition 1 shows that those results describe in some sense the “smallest” possible finite groups without finite subnormal “verbal” embeddings.
Subnormal embedding theorems for groups
The sentences were created by the authors to exhibit at least a degree of ambiguity when it came to attaching a post-verbal phrase as an adjunct or a complement.
Parsing with Principles and Probabilities
If we are restricted to the use of verbal instructions for preparing ρ, the result may be either ρ or ρ∗ = ρT .
Quantum Entanglement: Criteria and Collective Tests
O(b ject): The ob ject is a noun phrase in the ob jective case of the verbal noun of behavior “B”.
Analysis of Titles and Readers For Title Generation Centered on the Readers
Intuitively one can think of the map ϕ as the section of σ , and the condition can then be verbally stated: al l sections lie in M .
Chromatic numbers, morphism complexes, and Stiefel-Whitney characteristic classes