allegorize

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, expound, fable, fabulize, fictionalize, give reason for, give the meaning, hint, illuminate, illustrate, implicate, imply, import, infer, insinuate, intimate, involve, make clear, make plain, mean, mean to say, mythicize, mythify, mythologize, narrate, novelize, point indirectly to, popularize, presume, presuppose, rationalize, recite, recount, rehearse, relate, report, retell, romance, shed light upon, show, show how, show the way, simplify, solve, spell out, storify, suggest, suppose, take for granted, tell, tell a story, throw light upon, unfold, unfold a tale, unlock, unravel

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — 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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