verb (used with object), al·le·go·rized, al·le·go·riz·ing.

to make into an allegory; narrate allegorically.
to understand in an allegorical sense; interpret allegorically.

verb (used without object), al·le·go·rized, al·le·go·riz·ing.

to use allegory.

Nearby words

  1. allegiant,
  2. allegorical,
  3. allegorically,
  4. allegorist,
  5. allegoristic,
  6. allegory,
  7. allegra,
  8. allegretto,
  9. allegri,
  10. allegro

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for allegorize




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

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