euphemize

VERB
  1. refer to something with a euphemism
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How To Use euphemize In A Sentence

  • Likewise, Vera is vague when her patients want to know what will happen to their bodies: a miscarriage is euphemized as ‘everything coming away.’
  • This was euphemized as being a service to the press, a manifestation of an informationally advanced and enlightened world, or, the next generation in war reporting.
  • About the time they reached the door, Brent burst from it, screaming euphemized obscenities.
  • He said that 15 to 20 percent of losses was what "everyone learned to live with in 1991 and 1992" and that aid workers even coined a term to euphemize the theft - "traditional distribution" - because even though the food was getting looted, it still ended up in local markets, having the ancillary effect of reducing overall food prices and making food more affordable for the poor. NYT > Home Page
  • I understood the true meaning of ‘laughing stock’, a mild term that euphemizes estranged friends and insensitive strangers.
  • Abortion proponents hate the term partial-birth abortion because it accurately and understandably describes that which they would rather euphemize as a form of "choice" or obscure with technical terminology. From the WSJ Opinion Archives
  • The most intriguing part of her speech was how artfully she euphemized.
  • Referring to ‘several hundred thousand’ soldiers as ‘the security business’ is an interesting way to euphemize a major commitment of U.S. troops.
  • (Or would Americans just think of Republicans vs Democrats in Congress?) #17: Try 'dysphemism, dysphemistic' in analogy with 'to euphemize'. RealClimate
  • Thus it can be euphemized as a defensive response to save our civilian lives. How the End Begins
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