analogize

[ uh-nal-uh-jahyz ]
/ əˈnæl əˌdʒaɪz /

verb (used without object), a·nal·o·gized, a·nal·o·giz·ing.

to make use of analogy in reasoning, argument, etc.
to be analogous; show analogy.

verb (used with object), a·nal·o·gized, a·nal·o·giz·ing.

to make analogous; show an analogy between: to analogize a dog to a cat.

QUIZZES

DO YOU KNOW THIS VOCABULARY FROM "THE HANDMAID'S TALE"?

"The Handmaid's Tale" was required reading for many of us in school. Everyone else has probably watched the very popular and addictive TV show. Do you remember this vocabulary from the book, and do you know what these terms mean?
Question 1 of 10
decorum
Also especially British, a·nal·o·gise.

Origin of analogize

First recorded in 1645–55; analog(y) + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM analogize

un·a·nal·o·gized, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for analogise

analogize

analogise

/ (əˈnæləˌdʒaɪz) /

verb

(intr) to make use of analogy, as in argument; draw comparisons
(tr) to make analogous or reveal analogy in
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012