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allegorize

verb al·le·go·rize \ˈa-lə-ˌgr-ˌīz, -gər-\
al·le·go·rizedal·le·go·riz·ing

Definition of ALLEGORIZE

intransitive verb
1
:  to give allegorical explanations
2
:  to compose or use allegory
transitive verb
1
:  to treat or explain as an allegory
2
:  to make into allegory
al·le·go·ri·za·tion \ˌa-lə-ˌgr-ə-ˈzā-shən, -gər-\ noun
al·le·go·riz·er noun
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First Known Use of ALLEGORIZE

1579

Rhymes with ALLEGORIZE

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