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elegize

[el-i-jahyz] /ˈɛl ɪˌdʒaɪz/
verb (used with object), elegized, elegizing.
1.
to lament in or as if in an elegy.
verb (used without object), elegized, elegizing.
2.
to compose an elegy.
Also, especially British, elegise.
Origin
1695-1705
1695-1705; eleg(y) + -ize
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British Dictionary definitions for elegise

elegize

/ˈɛlɪˌdʒaɪz/
verb
1.
to compose an elegy or elegies (in memory of)
2.
(intransitive) to write elegiacally
Derived Forms
elegist, noun
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Word Origin and History for elegise

elegize

v.

1702; see elegy + -ize. Related: Elegized; elegizing.

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