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verb (used with object), al·le·go·rized, al·le·go·riz·ing.
  1. to make into an allegory; narrate allegorically.
  2. to understand in an allegorical sense; interpret allegorically.
verb (used without object), al·le·go·rized, al·le·go·riz·ing.
  1. to use allegory.
Also especially British, al·le·go·rise.

Origin of allegorize

1425–75; late Middle English < Late Latin allēgorīzāre; see allegory, -ize
Related formsal·le·go·ri·za·tion, nounal·le·go·riz·er, nouno·ver·al·le·go·rize, verb (used with object), o·ver·al·le·go·rized, o·ver·al·le·go·riz·ing.un·al·le·go·rized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for allegorization



  1. to transform (a story, narrative, fable, etc) into or compose in the form of allegory
  2. (tr) to interpret allegorically
Derived Formsallegorization or allegorisation, noun
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