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allegorically | allegorise | allegoriser | allegorist | allegorization | allegorize | allegorizer | allegory | allegresse | allegretto | allegro


Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive)


allegorizev. t. [Cf. F. allégoriser, fr. L. allegorizare.].
  •  To form or turn into allegory; as, to allegorize the history of a people.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To treat as allegorical; to understand in an allegorical sense; as, when a passage in a writer may understood literally or figuratively, he who gives it a figurative sense is said to allegorize it.  [1913 Webster]
allegorizev. t. 
     To use allegory.  Holland.  [1913 Webster]


allegorize, v.tr. (also -ise) treat as or by means of an allegory.

allegorization n.



account for, allude to, assume, bring to mind, clarify, clear up, connote, crack, decipher, demonstrate, demythologize, elucidate, enlighten, entail, euhemerize, exemplify, explain, explain away, explicate, exposit, expound, fable, fabulize, fictionalize, give reason for, give the meaning, hint, illuminate, illustrate, implicate, imply, import, infer, insinuate, intimate, involve, make clear, make plain, mean, mean to say, mythicize, mythify, mythologize, narrate, novelize, point indirectly to, popularize, presume, presuppose, rationalize, recite, recount, rehearse, relate, report, retell, romance, shed light upon, show, show how, show the way, simplify, solve, spell out, storify, suggest, suppose, take for granted, tell, tell a story, throw light upon, unfold, unfold a tale, unlock, unravel




VB employ a metaphor, personify, allegorize, adumbrate, shadow forth, apply, allude to.

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