el·​e·​gize | \ ˈe-lə-ˌjīz How to pronounce elegize (audio) \
elegized; elegizing

Definition of elegize

intransitive verb

: to write an elegy

transitive verb

: to write an elegy on

Examples of elegize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Spielberg h as chosen to elegize the story by romanticizing it, swathing the characters in Norman Rockwell attitudes, a meddlesome symphonic score, and a golden fairy dust that shines through the windows like God's blessing. Eliza Berman, Time, "3 of Steven Spielberg’s Biggest Failures, According to Steven Spielberg," 5 Oct. 2017 In writing about her cousin, Allen is also elegizing other black men victimized by poverty, drugs and unequal justice. Julia M. Klein, chicagotribune.com, "'Brothers and Keepers': Danielle Allen and Ben Blum grapple with their cousins' crimes," 8 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of elegize

1640, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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“Elegize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elegize. Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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