[ poh-et-uh-sahyz ]
/ poʊˈɛt əˌsaɪz /

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

Origin of poeticize

First recorded in 1795–1805; poetic + -ize
Related formso·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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Examples from the Web for poeticize

  • 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


poetize (ˈpəʊɪˌtaɪz), poeticise or poetise

/ (pəʊˈɛtɪˌsaɪz) /


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