Al"le*go*rize (#), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Allegorized (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Allegorizing.] [Cf. F. all'egoriser, fr. L. allegorizare.]

1.

To form or turn into allegory; as, to allegorize the history of a people.

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.

 

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Al"le*go*rize, v. t.

To use allegory.

Holland.

 

© Webster 1913.

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