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gloze

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Noun, Verb (transitive)

CIDE DICTIONARY

glozev. i. [OE. glosen, F. gloser. See gloss explanation.].
  •  To flatter; to wheedle; to fawn; to talk smoothly.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
    "A false, glozing parasite."  [1913 Webster]
    "So glozed the tempter, and his proem tuned."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To give a specious or false meaning; to ministerpret.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
glozev. t. 
     To smooth over; to palliate.  [1913 Webster]
    "By glozing the evil that is in the world."  [1913 Webster]
glozen. 
  •  Flattery; adulation; smooth speech.  [1913 Webster]
    "Now to plain dealing; lay these glozes by."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Specious show; gloss.  Sir P. Sidney.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

gloze, v.
1 tr. (also gloze over) explain away; extenuate; palliate.
2 intr. archaic a (usu. foll. by on, upon) comment. b talk speciously; fawn.

Etymology
ME f. OF gloser f. glose f. med.L glosa, gloza f. L glossa tongue, GLOSS(2)

ROGET THESAURUS

gloze

Flattery

N flattery, adulation, gloze, blandishment, blandiloquence, cajolery, fawning, wheedling, captation, coquetry, obsequiousness, sycophancy, flunkeyism, toadeating, tuft- hunting, snobbishness, incense, honeyed words, flummery, bunkum, buncombe, blarney, placebo, butter, soft soap, soft sawder, rose water, voice of the charmer, mouth honor, lip homage, euphemism, unctuousness, flattering, adulatory, mealy-mouthed, honey-mouthed, honeyed, smooth, smooth-tongued, soapy, oily, unctuous, blandiloquent, specious, fine-spoken, fair spoken, plausible, servile, sycophantic, fulsome, courtierly, courtier-like, ad captandum.

VB flatter, praise to the skies, puff, wheedle, cajole, glaver, coax, fawn upon, faun upon, humor, gloze, soothe, pet, coquet, slaver, butter, jolly, bespatter, beslubber, beplaster, beslaver, lay it on thick, overpraise, earwig, cog, collogue, truckle to, pander to, pandar to, suck up to, kiss the ass of, pay court to, court, creep into the good graces of, curry favor with, hang on the sleeve of, fool to the top of one's bent, lick the dust, lay the flattering unction to one's soul, gild the pill, make things pleasant, overestimate, exaggerate.

Vindication

N vindication, justification, warrant, exoneration, exculpation, acquittal, whitewashing, extenuation, palliation, palliative, softening, mitigation, reply, defense, recrimination, apology, gloss, varnish, plea, salvo, excuse, extenuating circumstances, allowance, allowance to be made, locus paenitentiae, apologist, vindicator, justifier, defendant, justifiable charge, true bill, v, justify, warrant, be an excuse for, lend a color, furnish a handle, vindicate, exculpate, disculpate, acquit, clear, set right, exonerate, whitewash, clear the skirts of, extenuate, palliate, excuse, soften, apologize, varnish, slur, gloze, put a gloss, put a good face upon, mince, gloss over, bolster up, help a lame dog over a stile, advocate, defend, plead one's cause, stand up for, stick up for, speak up for, contend for, speak for, bear out, keep in countenance, support, plead, say in defense, plead ignorance, confess and avoid, propugn, put in a good word for, take the will for the deed, make allowance for, give credit for, do justice to, give one his due, give the Devil his due, make good, prove the truth of, prove one's case, be justified by the event, vindicated, vindicating, exculpatory, apologetic, excusable, defensible, pardonable, venial, veniable, specious, plausible, justifiable, honi sot qui mal y pense, good wine needs no bush.


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