Etymology
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polemicize (v.)

"engage in controversial argument, carry on a controversy," 1953, from polemic + -ize. Related: Polemicized; polemicizing. Earlier was polemize (1828), from Greek polemizein "to make war, to wage war," from polemos "war," a word of unknown origin.

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Definitions of polemicize

polemicize (v.)
engage in a controversy;
The two historians polemicized for years
Synonyms: polemize / polemise / polemicise
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