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poeticize

[ poh-et-uh-sahyz ]
/ poʊˈɛt əˌsaɪz /
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verb (used with object), po·et·i·cized, po·et·i·ciz·ing.

to make (thoughts, feelings, etc.) poetic; express in poetry.
to write poetry about (an event, occasion, etc.).

verb (used without object), po·et·i·cized, po·et·i·ciz·ing.

to speak or write poetry.

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Also especially British, po·et·i·cise .

Origin of poeticize

First recorded in 1795–1805; poetic + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM poeticize

o·ver·po·et·i·cize, verb, o·ver·po·et·i·cized, o·ver·po·et·i·ciz·ing.un·po·et·i·cized, adjective
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How to use poeticize in a sentence

  • When we are young we adore and poeticize those with whom we are in love: love and happiness with us are synonyms.

British Dictionary definitions for poeticize

poeticize

poetize (ˈpəʊɪˌtaɪz), poeticise or poetise

/ (pəʊˈɛtɪˌsaɪz) /

verb

(tr) to put into poetry or make poetic
(intr) to speak or write poetically
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