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

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

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  • v. To make poetic.
  • v. To compose poetry.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To write as a poet; to compose verse; to idealize.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To compose poetry; write as a poet.
  • To make poetic; cause to conform to poetic standards; express in a poetic form.
  • Also spelled poetise.

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

  • v. compose verses or put into verse


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  • I poetize generously so please dont get upset opinionated I am who isnt in the spiders net

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  • All of us need something to poetize and idealise our life a little - something which we value for more than its use and which is a symbol of our emancipation from the mere materialism and deathly drudgery of daily life.

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  • The speaker tries, quite consciously, to poetize herself, to turn herself through sheer will into the object of desire.

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  • Suppose a Byron saw some of these scenes, he would be inclined to poetize in this manner:

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  • A woman, he told himself, should appear to us in dreams, or such a glory as may poetize her vulgarity.

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  • The ground was thickly carpeted with red and yellow leaves, little columns of smoke rising at intervals where people were burning weeds or rotten wood in the fields; and just enough purple mist to poetize everything.

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  • So before I begin to poetize, i'll take an easy with you.


  • All very well to poetize and maunder about in quiet

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  • To poetize the truth in the science of charity and forgiveness can never be a great sin.

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  • But, although good-nature is temperamental, and although some men and women are, by their force of imagination and charity, forced to poetize the truth, the question remains an open one, Which is the nearest to truth, a pessimist or an optimist?

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  • To endeavor to employ eloquence as a poet.

    May 17, 2008