elegize
verb (-gized; -gizing) Date: 1653 intransitive verb to write an elegy transitive verb to write an elegy on

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  • Elegize — El e*gize, v. t. To lament in an elegy; to celebrate in elegiac verse; to bewail. Carlyle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • elegize — 1702; see ELEGY (Cf. elegy) + IZE (Cf. ize). Related: Elegized; elegizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • elegize — (Amer.) el·e·gize || elɪdÊ’aɪz v. write an elegy, write a lament, compose a mournful poem (also elegise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • elegize — [el′ə jīz΄] vi. elegized, elegizing to write an elegy vt. to commemorate or lament as in an elegy …   English World dictionary

  • elegize — /el i juyz /, v., elegized, elegizing. v.t. 1. to lament in or as if in an elegy. v.i. 2. to compose an elegy. Also, esp. Brit., elegise. [1695 1705; ELEG(Y) + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • elegize — verb a) To compose an elegy (for someone) b) To praise (someone) as if in an elegy …   Wiktionary

  • elegize — Synonyms and related words: bemoan, bewail, climb Parnassus, compose poetry, deplore, dirge, give sorrow words, grieve, keen, knell, lament, lisp in numbers, make immortal verse, moan, mount Pegasus, mourn, poetize, repine, sigh, sing, sing… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • elegize — or elegise ɛlɪdʒʌɪz verb write elegiacally. Derivatives elegist noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • elegize — el·e·gize …   English syllables

  • elegize — el•e•gize [[t]ˈɛl ɪˌdʒaɪz[/t]] v. gized, giz•ing 1) to lament in or as if in an elegy 2) to compose or deliver an elegy • Etymology: 1695–1705 …   From formal English to slang

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