from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To express as or in the form of an allegory.
  • intransitive verb To interpret allegorically.
  • intransitive verb To use or make allegory.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To use allegory.
  • transitive verb To form or turn into allegory.
  • transitive verb To treat as allegorical; to understand in an allegorical sense.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Alternative spelling of allegorise.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb interpret as an allegory
  • verb make into an allegory


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