elegize

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

elegize (third-person singular simple present elegizes, present participle elegizing, simple past and past participle elegized)

  1. To compose an elegy (for someone)
  2. To praise (someone) as if in an elegy

Quotations[edit]

  • 1821 Lord Byron - Imitation
    Yet none in lofty numbers can surpass / The bard who soars to elegize an ass.
  • 2001 Dennis Kezar - Guilty Creatures: Renaissance poetry and the ethics of authorship
    Searching for an appropriate image with which to elegize Christ, the speaker relies upon his formal poetic instruction to succeed