Meaning of zoologize in English:

zoologize

(also zoologise)

verb

  • 1with object To give a zoological character to; to present or treat as animal-like; to consider in zoological terms.

  • 2no object To engage in the study of zoology; especially to look for animals in their natural habitats for the purpose of recording or studying them zoologically. Also occasionally with object: to record or study (an animal or animals) zoologically; to record or study the fauna of (an area).

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Spectator. From zoology + -ize.

Pronunciation

zoologize

/zuːˈɒlədʒʌɪz/ /zəʊˈɒlədʒʌɪz/