[ al-i-guh-rahyz ]
/ ˈæl ɪ gəˌraɪz /

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.
Also especially British, al·le·go·rise.

Origin of allegorize

1425–75; late Middle English < Late Latin allēgorīzāre; see allegory, -ize

Related forms

al·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



/ (ˈælɪɡəˌraɪz) /


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

Derived Forms

allegorization or allegorisation, noun
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