from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To express as or in the form of an allegory: a story of barnyard animals that allegorizes the fate of Soviet socialism.
- transitive v. To interpret allegorically: allegorize the quest for the Holy Grail as an inner spiritual search.
- intransitive v. To use or make allegory: sculptors who rendered the moral world by allegorizing.
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- v. Alternative spelling of allegorise.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To form or turn into allegory.
- transitive v. To treat as allegorical; to understand in an allegorical sense.
- transitive v. To use allegory.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To turn into allegory; narrate in allegory; treat allegorically: as, to allegorize the history of a people.
- To understand in an allegorical sense; interpret allegorically: as, when a passage in an author may be understood either literally or figuratively, he who gives it a figurative sense allegorizes it.
- To use allegory: as, a man may allegorize to please his fancy.
- Also spelled allegorise.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. interpret as an allegory
- v. make into an allegory
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