[ poh-et-uh-sahyz ]

verb (used with object),po·et·i·cized, po·et·i·ciz·ing.
  1. to make (thoughts, feelings, etc.) poetic; express in poetry.

  2. to write poetry about (an event, occasion, etc.).

verb (used without object),po·et·i·cized, po·et·i·ciz·ing.
  1. to speak or write poetry.

Origin of poeticize

First recorded in 1795–1805; poetic + -ize
  • Also especially British, po·et·i·cise .

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

Words Nearby poeticize

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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


poetize (ˈpəʊɪˌtaɪz), poeticise or poetise

/ (pəʊˈɛtɪˌsaɪz) /

  1. (tr) to put into poetry or make poetic

  2. (intr) to speak or write poetically

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