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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


  • 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