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elegize

[el-i-jahyz]
verb (used with object), el·e·gized, el·e·giz·ing.
  1. to lament in or as if in an elegy.
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verb (used without object), el·e·gized, el·e·giz·ing.
  1. to compose an elegy.
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Also especially British, el·e·gise.

Origin of elegize

First recorded in 1695–1705; eleg(y) + -ize
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British Dictionary definitions for elegize

elegize

elegise

verb
  1. to compose an elegy or elegies (in memory of)
  2. (intr) to write elegiacally
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Derived Formselegist, noun
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Word Origin and History for elegize

v.

1702; see elegy + -ize. Related: Elegized; elegizing.

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