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gloze

[ glohz ]
/ gloʊz /
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verb (used with object), glozed, gloz·ing.
to explain away; extenuate; gloss over (usually followed by over).
verb (used without object), glozed, gloz·ing.
Archaic. to make glosses; comment.
noun
Archaic. flattery or deceit.
Obsolete. a specious show.
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Origin of gloze

1250–1300; Middle English <Old French gloser<Medieval Latin glossāre;see gloss2

OTHER WORDS FROM gloze

gloz·ing·ly, adverbun·glozed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for gloze

gloze
/ (ɡləʊz) archaic /

verb
(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)
noun
flattery or deceit
an explanatory note or gloss
specious or deceptive talk or action

Word Origin for gloze

C13: from Old French glosser to comment; see gloss ²
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