Allegorize
Allegorize Al"le*go*rize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Allegorized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Allegorizing}.] [Cf. F. all['e]goriser, fr. L. allegorizare.] 1. To form or turn into allegory; as, to allegorize the history of a people. [1913 Webster]

2. To treat as allegorical; to understand in an allegorical sense; as, when a passage in a writer may understood literally or figuratively, he who gives it a figurative sense is said to allegorize it. [1913 Webster]


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  • Allegorize — Al le*go*rize, v. t. To use allegory. Holland. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • allegorize — (Amer.) al·le·go·rize || ælɪgÉ™raɪz v. tell a story in an allegorical way; make something into an allegory (also allegorise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • allegorize — [al′ə gə rīz΄, al′əgô rīz΄] vt. allegorized, allegorizing [OFr allegoriser < LL allegorizare: see ALLEGORY & IZE] 1. to make into or treat as an allegory 2. to interpret in an allegorical sense vi. to make or use allegories allegorization… …   English World dictionary

  • allegorize — allegory ► NOUN (pl. allegories) ▪ a story, poem, or picture which can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning. DERIVATIVES allegorist noun allegorization (also allegorisation) noun allegorize (also allegorise) verb. ORIGIN Greek all …   English terms dictionary

  • allegorize — verb ( rized; rizing) Date: 1579 intransitive verb 1. to give allegorical explanations 2. to compose or use allegory transitive verb 1. to treat or explain as an allegory 2 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • allegorize — allegorization, n. allegorizer, n. /al i geuh ruyz /, v., allegorized, allegorizing. v.t. 1. to make into an allegory; narrate allegorically. 2. to understand in an allegorical sense; interpret allegorically. v.i. 3. to use allegory. Also, esp.… …   Universalium

  • allegorize — Synonyms and related words: account for, allude to, assume, bring to mind, clarify, clear up, connote, crack, decipher, demonstrate, demythologize, elucidate, enlighten, entail, euhemerize, exemplify, explain, explain away, explicate, exposit,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • allegorize — v represent, stand for, symbolize, typify; shadow forth, image forth …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • allegorize — al·le·go·rize …   English syllables

  • allegorize — al•le•go•rize [[t]ˈæl ɪ gəˌraɪz[/t]] v. rized, riz•ing 1) to make into an allegory 2) to interpret allegorically 3) to use allegory • Etymology: 1425–75; < LL al le•go ri•za′tion, n. al′le•go•riz er, n …   From formal English to slang

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