analogize

verb
anal·o·gize | \ -ˌjīz \
analogized; analogizing

Definition of analogize 

intransitive verb

: to use or exhibit analogy

transitive verb

: to compare by analogy

Examples of analogize in a Sentence

analogized the White House scandal to a cancer that was spreading to every internal organ of the body

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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 In Noises Off, the director analogizes himself to a deity, albeit one in need of Valium and prone to catastrophically inept womanizing. Julia M. Klein, Philly.com, "'Noises Off' at the Walnut Street Theatre gets farce exactly (disastrously!) right," 26 Mar. 2018 Physically, these riders take a beating perhaps best analogized by football and mixed martial arts. Sam Mellinger, kansascity, "The bucks and pains and hope of riding bulls for a living," 11 Feb. 2018 Their mutual peerlessness is what inspired Yuga Cohler and Stephen Feigenbaum (who now goes by the name Johan) to create last year’s Yeethoven, an evening of orchestrations analogizing West’s Yeezus and a number of Beethoven’s works. Marielle Wakim, Los Angeles Magazine, "Geniuses Collide Again In Yeethoven II, an Epic Kanye West/Beethoven Orchestral Mash-Up," 13 Dec. 2017 McFee analogizes it to people from different countries or continents. Michael Olinger, The Seattle Times, "Why you’ll see more dolphins in the Lowcountry in December," 9 Dec. 2017 Microfluidics is often analogized to microelectronics, which uses transistors to amplify or switch an electronic signal. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "To better grok how all 37 trillion human cells work, we need new tools," 30 Sep. 2017 In 2014, a district court held that Baidu’s search engine results were in fact protected by the First Amendment, citing Volokh’s reasoning and analogizing the search engine to a newspaper. Helen Norton, Slate Magazine, "Does Alexa Have Free Speech Rights?," 22 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of analogize

1655, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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