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gloze

[glohz] /gloʊz/
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
1250-1300; Middle English < Old French gloser < Medieval Latin glossāre; see gloss2
Related forms
glozingly, adverb
unglozed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for glozing

gloze

/ɡləʊz/
verb
1.
(transitive) often foll by over. to explain away; minimize the effect or importance of
2.
to make explanatory notes or glosses on (a text)
3.
to use flattery (on)
noun
4.
flattery or deceit
5.
an explanatory note or gloss
6.
specious or deceptive talk or action
Word Origin
C13: from Old French glosser to comment; see gloss²
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