gloze

gloze

[glohz]
verb (used with object), glozed, glozing.
1.
to explain away; extenuate; gloss over (usually followed by over ).
verb (used without object), glozed, glozing.
2.
Archaic. to make glosses; comment.
noun
3.
Archaic. flattery or deceit.
4.
Obsolete. a specious show.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English < Old French gloser < Medieval Latin glossāre; see gloss2

glozingly, adverb
unglozed, adjective
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gloze (ɡləʊz)
 
vb (often foll by over)
1.  to explain away; minimize the effect or importance of
2.  to make explanatory notes or glosses on (a text)
3.  to use flattery (on)
 
n
4.  flattery or deceit
5.  an explanatory note or gloss
6.  specious or deceptive talk or action
 
[C13: from Old French glosser to comment; see gloss²]

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