- to make analogous; show an analogy between: to analogize a dog to a cat.
Also especially British, a·nal·o·gise.
Origin of analogize
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- (intr) to make use of analogy, as in argument; draw comparisons
- (tr) to make analogous or reveal analogy in
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"explain by analogy," 1650s, from French analogiser (17c.) or directly from Greek analogizesthai "to reckon, sum up," from analogia (see analogy). Related: Analogized; analogizing.
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