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

  • intransitive verb To compose an elegy.
  • intransitive verb To compose an elegy upon or for.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To write or compose elegies; celebrate or lament after the style of an elegy; bewail.

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

  • transitive verb To lament in an elegy; to celebrate in elegiac verse; to bewail.

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

  • verb To compose an elegy (for someone)
  • verb To praise (someone) as if in an elegy

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

  • verb compose an elegy


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  • Disciples of sorts, they would imitate and elegize the "breath-force" of an old master's brushwork, his aesthetic doctrine, and his way of seeing nature -- with a devotional zeal bordering on religious passion.

    An Encounter With the Sublime


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