Definition of dogmatize in English:


(British dogmatise)


[with object]
  • Represent as an undeniable truth.

    ‘I find views dogmatized to the point of absurdity’
    • ‘My opinion is that no issue should be so dogmatised that meaningful debate becomes impossible.’
    • ‘But to dismiss them without scientific inquiry would be to dogmatise science, and label as heresy any challenge thrown at it.’
    • ‘Wouldn't we in effect be dogmatizing party politics?’
    • ‘In the 1930s, the proposition concerning the absolute primacy of politics was overly dogmatized, and this still continues to make itself felt.’
    • ‘The intellectualist wants to stay and contemplate the burning bush, to draw it to size, to define its properties, to dogmatise its meaning and to describe the distance at which presence to or from it becomes either a mortal or a venial sin.’
    • ‘So I should say we have hope because we know nothing and we should not dogmatise it at all.’
    • ‘Just look at how education policy has become dogmatised in the UK.’
    • ‘This is notably true before the emergence in his poetry of the dogmatising tones that mar some of the poems that follow The Waste Land.’
    • ‘Rolston wishes to break with a dogmatized Darwinism, recasting culture as indeed rooted in biology but, more important, transcending it.’
    hold forth, expound, declaim, preach, lay down the law, express one's opinion, express one's opinion pompously, sound off, spout, spout off, dogmatize, sermonize, moralize, pronounce, lecture, expatiate


Early 17th century via French and late Latin from Greek dogmatizein ‘lay down one's opinion’, from dogma (see dogma).