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analogize

[uh-nal-uh-jahyz] /əˈnæl əˌdʒaɪz/
verb (used without object), analogized, analogizing.
1.
to make use of analogy in reasoning, argument, etc.
2.
to be analogous; show analogy.
verb (used with object), analogized, analogizing.
3.
to make analogous; show an analogy between:
to analogize a dog to a cat.
Also, especially British, analogise.
Origin
1645-1655
1645-55; analog(y) + -ize
Related forms
unanalogized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for analogize

analogize

/əˈnæləˌdʒaɪz/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to make use of analogy, as in argument; draw comparisons
2.
(transitive) to make analogous or reveal analogy in
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Word Origin and History for analogize
v.

"explain by analogy," 1650s, from French analogiser (17c.) or directly from Greek analogizesthai "to reckon, sum up," from analogia (see analogy). Related: Analogized; analogizing.

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