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Definition of the verb allegorize

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verb - inflections: allegorized | allegorizing | allegorizes

  1. interpret as an allegory
  2. make into an allegory
    • example: The story was allegorized over time
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • alternative spelling: allegorise
    • more generic words: alter / change / modify = cause to change; make different

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Google previewEffective Bible Teaching (2012)

by James C. Wilhoit, Leland Ryken

To allegorize means to translate the details of a passage into another set of meanings, usually a set of conceptual meanings. This principle asserts the need to interpret passages literally rather than allegorically; it does not question the need to ...

Google previewPeirce Seminar Papers (2002)

Essays in Semiotic Analysis by Michael Shapiro

To allegorize means to speak otherwise than one seems to speak, and thus allegorical interpretation means looking for a second meaning.2 In addition to the scnsws litteralis, the common signification of words and the reference to historical ...

Google previewFrom Sign to Signing (2003)

by Wolfgang G. Müller, Olga Fischer

To allegorize means to speak otherwise than one seems to speak and thus allegorical interpretation means looking for a second meaning.3 In addition to the sensus litteralis, the common signification of words and the reference to historical ...

Google previewTheological Dictionary of the New Testament (1985)

Abridged in One Volume by Gerhard Kittel

allegored [to allegorize] A. The Use of the Term. This verb, with the ...

Google previewNew English Dictionary... (1757)

by James Buchanan

best, Ankaly, Allegorize, Almanac, Aferatives, Annihihilate, Antediluvian, Ascarides, Beadle, Beneficial, Cavate, Cicatrize, Read Acceptable. Accusative, Adversary. Agio. Alkahest. Alkdly. Allegorize.

Google previewA Dictionary of the Numípu Or Nez Perce Language (1895)

To represent by figures; to allegorize. Sepezuse, t. v. To allegorize to somebody; to speak by symbols to somebody.

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith (1911)

[=F, allegoriste, & allégoriser, allegorize: see allegorize..] One who allegorizes; a writer of allegory. allegorister (al'é-gö-ris'tër), n. [( allegorist + -er1.] An allegorist. [ Rare.] In a lengthened allegory, the ground is often shifted; the allegorister tires ...

Google previewThe Imperial Dictionary (1863)

English, Technological, and Scientific by John Ogilvie

ALLEGORIZE, v. t. To form an allegory; to turn into allegory; as, to allegorize the history of a people.—2. To understand in an allegorical sense; ...

Google previewThe Century dictionary (1906)

allegoriste, < allegoriser, allegorize : see allegorize.] One who allegorizes; a writer of allegory, allegorister (al"e-go-ris'ter), n. [< allegorist + -er1.] An allegorist. [Rare.] In a lengthened allegory, the ground is often shifted ; the allegoristet ...

Google previewA critical pronouncing dictionary. With a suppl., by E. Smith (1881)

by John Walker

ALLEGORIZE, Al-ld-g5rirlk, attf. Not real, not literal. Allegorical ...

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The value of this 10-letter word is 20 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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