allegorize

  • 1 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… …

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  • 2 Allegorize — Al le*go*rize, v. t. To use allegory. Holland. [1913 Webster] …

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

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  • 4 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… …

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  • 5 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 …

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  • 6 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 …

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  • 7 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.… …

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  • 8 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,… …

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  • 9 allegorize — v represent, stand for, symbolize, typify; shadow forth, image forth …

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  • 10 allegorize — al·le·go·rize …

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  • 11 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 …

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  • 12 allegorize — v.tr. (also ise) treat as or by means of an allegory. Derivatives: allegorization n …

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  • 13 Allegorized — 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 …

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  • 14 Allegorizing — 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 …

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

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

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

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  • 18 allegorise — verb 1. interpret as an allegory • Syn: ↑allegorize • Derivationally related forms: ↑allegory, ↑allegory (for: ↑allegorize) • Hypernyms: ↑interpret …

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  • 19 Fathers of the Church — • The word Father is used in the New Testament to mean a teacher of spiritual things, by whose means the soul of man is born again into the likeness of Christ: Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Fathers of the Church      …

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  • 20 allegorise — British variant of allegorize …

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