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Definition 1: construct the history of words - [verb of cognition]

Synonyms for etymologise in the sense of this definition

(etymologise is a kind of ...) reassemble mentally

"reconstruct the events of 20 years ago"

(etymologise belongs to category ...) the scientific study of language

Definition 2: give the etymology or derivation or suggest an etymology (for a word) - [verb of communication]

Samples where etymologise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The linguist probably etymologized the words incorrectly
  • Although he is not trained in this, his hobby is etymologizing

Synonyms for etymologise in the sense of this definition

(etymologise is a kind of ...) develop or evolve from a latent or potential state

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