analogize

verb
anal·​o·​gize | \ ə-ˈna-lə-ˌjīz How to pronounce analogize (audio) \
analogized; analogizing

Definition of analogize

intransitive verb

: to use or exhibit analogy

transitive verb

: to compare by analogy

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Examples of analogize in a Sentence

analogized the White House scandal to a cancer that was spreading to every internal organ of the body
Recent Examples on the Web Some might incorrectly analogize the pandemic to a natural disaster, such as Hurricane Katrina in 2005 or Hurricane Sandy in 2012, when presidents have sent in military troops to assist in mitigation and relief. John Yoo, National Review, "Pandemic Federalism," 20 Mar. 2020 Nonetheless, analogizing energy to digital tech remains a go-to for policymakers and pundits. Mark P. Mills, National Review, "Innovation and ‘New Energy’," 5 Mar. 2020 Our tendency to analogize senators to jurors, and the Senate to a court, is not accidental. Adam White, National Review, "The Senate’s Trial," 19 Dec. 2019 To analogize to calculus, if human reasoning is a Riemann sum, machine learning may be the integral that results as the Riemann calculation approaches infinity. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "AI Can Tell If You're Going to Die Soon. We Just Don't Know How It Knows.," 11 Nov. 2019 In private and online, each side says the other slate is a pack of liars and both sides analogize the other to Donald Trump and the toxic state of national politics. Jonathan Handel, The Hollywood Reporter, "SAG-AFTRA Faces Divisive Election Fight Over Its Future," 7 Aug. 2019 Warren, for instance, analogizes her own plan, which includes a $1.5 trillion federal procurement commitment, to the industrial policy America previously undertook for the space race and our mobilization against Nazi aggression. Catherine Rampell, The Denver Post, "Rampell: Everyone’s got a climate plan, but where’s the carbon tax?," 9 June 2019 Ditto their love for each other and their city, analogized to an Antarctica that’s breaking apart and must be put back together. Mike Fischer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Teens offer hope for tomorrow in 'Antarctica, WI,' 'I and You'," 9 Apr. 2018 So is there enough previous case law for courts to analogize to this situation? Michael Hiltzik, latimes.com, "Self-driving car deaths raise the question: Is society ready for us to take our hands off the wheel?," 3 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of analogize

1655, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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“Analogize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/analogize. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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