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allegorize

[al-i-guh-rahyz] /ˈæl ɪ gəˌraɪz/
verb (used with object), allegorized, allegorizing.
1.
to make into an allegory; narrate allegorically.
2.
to understand in an allegorical sense; interpret allegorically.
verb (used without object), allegorized, allegorizing.
3.
to use allegory.
Also, especially British, allegorise.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English < Late Latin allēgorīzāre; see allegory, -ize
Related forms
allegorization, noun
allegorizer, noun
overallegorize, verb (used with object), overallegorized, overallegorizing.
unallegorized, adjective
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allegorize

/ˈælɪɡəˌraɪz/
verb
1.
to transform (a story, narrative, fable, etc) into or compose in the form of allegory
2.
(transitive) to interpret allegorically
Derived Forms
allegorization, allegorisation, noun
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