from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To describe or express in poetry or in a poetic manner.
  • intransitive v. To write poetry.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To make poetic, or express in poetry

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as poetize.


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  • O'Neill may seethe, Miller lecture, Williams poeticize and Mamet swear -- but let's face it, America's great contribution to world theater has been the musical.

    "Showtime," Larry Stempel's history of Broadway musicals, reviewed by Lloyd Rose

  • When ballet was growing up in the 19th century, water was second only to air as the element of choice in which to poeticize the ways ballet's women moved.

    All Wet

  • Kosice refers often to change: he makes his art for the future, to poeticize the world, to make people's lives more interesting and more beautiful.

    David Galenson: An Artistic Gem in Buenos Aires

  • After laughing moi butt off, of course I had to poeticize it -- lookit what mi hijo said!


  • So I've been jotting down a list of words to poeticize, like "clawback" (which refers to the long-overdue efforts in the financial industry to take back (claw back) bonuses from bankers who created stupid financial deals such as those that have cratered several banks of late), or what actually started me thinking about this project over a decade ago: "numbers crunching."


  • A love story this moving doesn't need us to poeticize it.


  • They do the same thing any scientist uses religious names/terms in an attempt to poeticize is that a word? it should be a scientific concept.

    Update on Kenya - The Panda's Thumb

  • I poeticize the beach house so that, someday, I will have one.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • Nail on head. why dont you [blacks and other oppressed etc] write more universally does that mean write more white drink tea in the morning write about flowers n lust and poeticize the dust in light rays

    Nail on head.

  • The task of such poetry, he claims in this fragment, should be to "fuse poetry and prose, inspiration and criticism, the poetry of art and the poetry of nature; and make poetry lively and sociable, and life and society poetical; poeticize wit and fill and saturate the forms of art with every kind of good, solid matter for instruction, and animate them with the pulsations of humor."

    Friedrich Schlegel


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