to explain away; extenuate; gloss over (usually followed by over).
Archaic. to make glosses; comment.
Archaic. flattery or deceit.
Obsolete. a specious show.
- gloz·ing·ly, adverb
- un·glozed, adjective
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How to use gloze in a sentence
It was the case of Esau; he was bidden sell his birthright for pottage, and affection could not gloze over the bargain.The Path of the King | John Buchan
One marked aspect of recent devil-fiction is the tendency to gloze over his sins and to humanize him.The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction | Dorothy Scarborough
You know as well as I that it does not gloze a poor book, nor pass over defects in silence.The Story of an Untold Love | Paul Leicester Ford
The verb to gloss, or gloze, means simply to explain or translate, from Greco-Lat.The Romance of Words (4th ed.) | Ernest Weekley
It is astonishing the trouble men will be at to find out when to plant potatoes, and gloze over the eternal meaning of the skies.The Land of Little Rain | Mary Austin
British Dictionary definitions for gloze
(tr often foll by over) to explain away; minimize the effect or importance of
to make explanatory notes or glosses on (a text)
to use flattery (on)
flattery or deceit
an explanatory note or gloss
specious or deceptive talk or action
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