analogize

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analogy +‎ -ize

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analogize (third-person singular simple present analogizes, present participle analogizing, simple past and past participle analogized)

  1. To express as an analogy.
  2. To treat one thing as analogous to another.
    • 2009 January 16, Ginia Bellafante, “A Daffy Suburban Family Comes Out of 3 Closets”:
      Repulsion over polygamy is so ingrained in the American consciousness — analogizing it to slavery, the Republican platform of 1856 called it one of the country’s “twin relics of barbarism” — that judgmentally reveling in the exotic perversions of “Big Love” feels like something on the order of a national right.

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