[ uh-nal-uh-jahyz ]
/ əˈnæl əˌdʒaɪz /
verb (used without object), a·nal·o·gized, a·nal·o·giz·ing.
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.
Also especially British, a·nal·o·gise.
Related formsun·a·nal·o·gized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for analogise
/ (əˈnæləˌdʒaɪz) /
(intr) to make use of analogy, as in argument; draw comparisons
(tr) to make analogous or reveal analogy in
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Word Origin and History for analogise
"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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