- to talk with extravagant enthusiasm.
- to speak or write rhapsodies.
- to recite as a rhapsody.
Also especially British, rhap·so·dise.
Origin of rhapsodize
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Examples from the Web for rhapsodize
She certainly knows how to court the intelligentsia; they rhapsodize when anyone says, “On the one hand, but on the other hand.”Here's How to Dig Out of This 'Stupid Sh*t' U.S. Foreign Policy
Leslie H. Gelb
August 13, 2014
A vision for an artist to rhapsodize over; but for a God to paint!The Cave of Gold
I do not wish to rhapsodize; he would have been the first to object to this.The Life of Johannes Brahms (Vol 1 of 2)
I had a suspicion, but held my peace and let her rhapsodize.The Mayor's Wife
Anna Katherine Green
"You must forgive me if I have seemed to rhapsodize," the young man stammered.The Sword of Damocles
Anna Katharine Green
Instead of answering the question, Valentine instantly began to rhapsodize about the child's face.Hide and Seek
- to speak or write (something) with extravagant enthusiasm
- (intr) to recite or write rhapsodies
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Word Origin and History for rhapsodize
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