al·​le·​go·​rize | \ ˈa-lə-ˌgȯr-ˌīz How to pronounce allegorize (audio) , -gər- \
allegorized; allegorizing

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

Other Words from allegorize

allegorization \ ˌa-​lə-​ˌgȯr-​ə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce allegorize (audio) , -​gər-​ \ noun
allegorizer noun

Examples of allegorize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The documentary, a product of its empire, can allegorize suffering. The New Yorker, 6 Sep. 2021 But by using predator-prey relationships to allegorize human power, the film almost inevitably incorporates the white supremacist's worldview, one in which some groups of people are inherently superior to others. Dan Hassler-forest,, 10 July 2019

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First Known Use of allegorize

15th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 2

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“Allegorize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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