topicalize

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topical +‎ -ize

Verb[edit]

topicalize (third-person singular simple present topicalizes, present participle topicalizing, simple past and past participle topicalized)

  1. (linguistics) To place the topic of a sentence at the beginning.
  2. (sociology) To treat (a subject) as a topic.
    • 2013, Teun A. van Dijk, News Analysis, page 203:
      [] during the whole media debate the alternative point of view and the perspective and rights of the minority groups themselves were hardly, if at all, topicalized.