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elegize

[ el-i-jahyz ]
/ ˈɛl ɪˌdʒaɪz /
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verb (used with object), el·e·gized, el·e·giz·ing.

to lament in or as if in an elegy.

verb (used without object), el·e·gized, el·e·giz·ing.

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

/ (ˈɛlɪˌdʒaɪz) /

verb

to compose an elegy or elegies (in memory of)
(intr) to write elegiacally

Derived forms of elegize

elegist, noun
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