Platonize
Platonize Pla"to*nize, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Platonized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Platonizing}.] To adopt the opinion of Plato or his followers. --Milner. [1913 Webster]

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  • Platonize — Pla to*nize, v. t. To explain by, or accomodate to, the Platonic philosophy. Enfield. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Platonize — [plāt′ n īz΄] vi. Platonized, Platonizing to follow the philosophy of Plato; philosophize in a Platonic manner vt. to make Platonic …   English World dictionary

  • Platonize — verb ( nized; nizing) Date: 1608 intransitive verb to adopt, imitate, or conform to Platonic opinions transitive verb to explain in accordance with or adapt to Platonic doctrines; especially idealize …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Platonize — Platonization, n. Platonizer, n. /playt n uyz /, v., Platonized, Platonizing. v.i. 1. to follow or adopt the doctrines of Plato. 2. to think or reason in the manner of Plato. v.t. 3. to give a Platonic character to. 4. to explain in accordance… …   Universalium

  • platonize — pla·to·nize …   English syllables

  • platonize — ˈplātənˌīz verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: French platoniser, probably from Late Greek platōnizein, from Greek Platōn Plato died 347 B.C. + izein ize intransitive verb : to adopt, imitate, or conform to Platonic opinions …   Useful english dictionary

  • Platonized — Platonize Pla to*nize, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Platonized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Platonizing}.] To adopt the opinion of Plato or his followers. Milner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Platonizing — Platonize Pla to*nize, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Platonized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Platonizing}.] To adopt the opinion of Plato or his followers. Milner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Platonise — Platonize or Platonise /plāˈtən īz/ transitive verb To render Platonic intransitive verb To follow Plato • • • Main Entry: ↑Platonic …   Useful english dictionary

  • -ize — verb suffix Etymology: Middle French iser, from Late Latin izare, from Greek izein 1. a. (1) cause to be or conform to or resemble < systemize > < Americanize > ; cause to be formed into < unionize > (2 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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