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verb (used with object), a·nal·o·gized, a·nal·o·giz·ing.
  1. to make analogous; show an analogy between: to analogize a dog to a cat.
Also especially British, a·nal·o·gise.

Origin of analogize

First recorded in 1645–55; analog(y) + -ize
Related formsun·a·nal·o·gized, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for analogize

correlate, liken, relate, examine, equate, collate, analyze, parallel, match

British Dictionary definitions for analogize



  1. (intr) to make use of analogy, as in argument; draw comparisons
  2. (tr) to make analogous or reveal analogy in
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Word Origin and History for analogize

"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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