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elegize

[el-i-jahyz]
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verb (used with object), el·e·gized, el·e·giz·ing.
  1. to lament in or as if in an elegy.
verb (used without object), el·e·gized, el·e·giz·ing.
  1. to compose an elegy.
Also especially British, el·e·gise.

Origin of elegize

First recorded in 1695–1705; eleg(y) + -ize
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British Dictionary definitions for elegize

elegize

elegise

verb
  1. to compose an elegy or elegies (in memory of)
  2. (intr) to write elegiacally
Derived Formselegist, noun
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Word Origin and History for elegize

v.

1702; see elegy + -ize. Related: Elegized; elegizing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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