Definition of lexicalize in English:

lexicalize

(British lexicalise)

Pronunciation /ˈleksək(ə)lˌīz/ /ˈlɛksək(ə)lˌaɪz/

See synonyms for lexicalize

transitive verb

[with object]Linguistics
  • Form, express, or accept as (a word) in the vocabulary of a language.

    ‘concrete concepts are easier to lexicalize than abstract concepts’
    • ‘lexicalized metaphors’