- lexicalize (Amer.) v. make a word from words that exist; convert a phrase or affix into a lexical item (also lexicalise)
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Face (sociological concept) — Face, idiomatically meaning dignity/prestige, is a fundamental concept in the fields of sociology, sociolinguistics, semantics, politeness theory, psychology, political science, communication, and Face Negotiation Theory. Contents 1 Definitions 2 … Wikipedia