Glozed
Gloze Gloze, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Glozed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Glozing}.] [OE. glosen, F. gloser. See {gloss} explanation.] [1913 Webster] 1. To flatter; to wheedle; to fawn; to talk smoothly. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

A false, glozing parasite. --South. [1913 Webster]

So glozed the tempter, and his proem tuned. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. To give a specious or false meaning; to ministerpret. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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  • Gloze — Gloze, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Glozed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Glozing}.] [OE. glosen, F. gloser. See {gloss} explanation.] [1913 Webster] 1. To flatter; to wheedle; to fawn; to talk smoothly. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] A false, glozing parasite. South.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Glozing — Gloze Gloze, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Glozed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Glozing}.] [OE. glosen, F. gloser. See {gloss} explanation.] [1913 Webster] 1. To flatter; to wheedle; to fawn; to talk smoothly. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] A false, glozing parasite. South …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gloze — I. transitive verb (glozed; glozing) Etymology: Middle English glosen to gloss, flatter, from glose gloss Date: 14th century archaic gloss IV,1 II. transitive verb (glozed; glozing) Date: 14th century …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Tempter — Tempt er, n. One who tempts or entices; especially, Satan, or the Devil, regarded as the great enticer to evil. Those who are bent to do wickedly will never want tempters to urge them on. Tillotson. [1913 Webster] So glozed the Tempter, and his… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Baconian theory — The Baconian theory of Shakespearean authorship holds that Sir Francis Bacon wrote the plays conventionally attributed to William Shakespeare.The mainstream view is that William Shakespeare of Stratford, an actor in the Lord Chamberlain s Men… …   Wikipedia

  • gloze — glozingly, adv. /glohz/, v., glozed, glozing, n. v.t. 1. to explain away; extenuate; gloss over (usually fol. by over). v.i. 2. Archaic. to make glosses; comment. n. 3. Archaic. flattery or deceit. 4. Obs. a specious show. [1250 1300; ME < OF… …   Universalium

  • palliate — palliate, extenuate, gloze, gloss, whitewash, whiten are comparable when they mean to give a speciously fine appearance to what is base, evil, or erroneous. Palliate may stress the concealing or cloaking or the condoning of the enormity of a… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • gloze — [[t]gloʊz[/t]] v. glozed, gloz•ing, n. 1) to explain away; gloss over 2) archaic to comment • Etymology: 1250–1300; ME < OF gloser < ML glossāre; see gloss II …   From formal English to slang

  • gloze — [c]/gloʊz/ (say glohz) verb (glozed, glozing) –verb (t) 1. to palliate with specious talk. –verb (i) 2. Obsolete to make glosses; comment. –noun Obsolete 3. flattery or deceit. 4. a specious show. –phrase 5 …   Australian English dictionary

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