rhap·​so·​dize | \ ˈrap-sə-ˌdīz How to pronounce rhapsodize (audio) \
rhapsodized; rhapsodizing

Definition of rhapsodize

intransitive verb

: to speak or write in a rhapsodic manner rhapsodize about a new book

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Examples of rhapsodize in a Sentence

rhapsodized about the food so as not to hurt their host's feelings
Recent Examples on the Web At the university campuses on the edge of town, scholars of ancient China were put forward to rhapsodize about new gains in governance, diplomacy, and intellectual life. Evan Osnos, The New Yorker, 11 Feb. 2022 Cars will likely crash, odometers will reach their maximum setting, quips will be made and Vin Diesel will almost invariably rhapsodize about the importance of family. Brent Lang, Variety, 14 Dec. 2021 All these practices corrupt the information processing of market institutions about which neoliberal ideologues like Friedrich Hayek love to rhapsodize. Ryan Cooper, The Week, 25 Oct. 2021 Kids rhapsodize about bug-eyed dolls with raspy mini boom boxes inside them, light-up teapots that giggle out tinny tunes. Hillary Kelly, Vulture, 4 Nov. 2021 CinemaCon is traditionally an opportunity not just to rhapsodize about the magic of movies, but to openly bash streaming services. Rebecca Rubin, Variety, 19 Aug. 2021 When workers rhapsodize about the benefits of the four-day week, their statements can sound suspiciously like testimonials from an infomercial. Joe Pinsker, The Atlantic, 17 June 2021 Ricks doesn’t rhapsodize the ancients, but there are plenty of people who do, often in grotesquely ignorant ways. Charles King, Washington Post, 6 Nov. 2020 Postal stans rhapsodize about its sprawling history, its enduring enrichment of our daily lives. Washington Post, 28 Aug. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of rhapsodize

1787, in the meaning defined above

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“Rhapsodize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rhapsodize. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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