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Pronunciation:  'alugu`rIz

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  make into an allegory; of stories
  2. [v]  interpret as an allegory

ALLEGORIZE is a 10 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: allegorise, allegorise
 See Also: alter, change, construe, interpret, see



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
    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.
  2. \Al"le*go*rize\, v. t.
    To use allegory. --Holland.
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