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rhapsodize

[rap-suh-dahyz] /ˈræp səˌdaɪz/
verb (used without object), rhapsodized, rhapsodizing.
1.
to talk with extravagant enthusiasm.
2.
to speak or write rhapsodies.
verb (used with object), rhapsodized, rhapsodizing.
3.
to recite as a rhapsody.
Also, especially British, rhapsodise.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; rhapsod(y) + -ize
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British Dictionary definitions for rhapsodize

rhapsodize

/ˈræpsəˌdaɪz/
verb
1.
to speak or write (something) with extravagant enthusiasm
2.
(intransitive) to recite or write rhapsodies
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Word Origin and History for rhapsodize
v.

c.1600, "to piece together;" 1806, "to talk rhapsodically;" see rhapsody + -ize. Related: Rhapsodized; rhapsodizing.

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