Definition of subtilize in English:

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subtilize

Pronunciation: /ˈsədlˌīz/

verb

[with object] archaic
Make more subtle; refine.
Example sentences
  • His first track sets the pace for the entire set, as he subtilizes the high drama of the famous c-sharp minor prelude which has become so hackneyed, often turned into a cartoon of itself owing to its own wide popularity.
  • I hope I have made clear that intuitionism on the one hand subtilizes logic, on the other hand denounces logic as a source of truth.
  • If one major aspect of Life Studies is this gargantuan appetite for differentiated and subtilised reality - prose again, one might think - it is checked by plot, by theme, by rhythm and, eerily, almost subliminally, by verbal repetitions.

Derivatives

subtilization

Pronunciation: /ˌsəd(ə)ləˈzāSH(ə)n/
noun
Example sentences
  • Realism itself, therefore, best is seen as an extension and subtilization of this Romantic supertext.
  • Not to mention his subtilisation and sublimation of his or her ordinary sense of identity.
  • To talk of subtilization thus is to highlight its secondary meaning in its original French, i.e. signifying theft or a spiriting away.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: sub·til·ize

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