Allegorize



to make into an ; narrate .
to understand in an sense; interpret .
to use .
Historical Examples

To allegorize life with a masquerade, and represent mankind generally as masquers.
The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 109, November, 1866 Various

To this vessel the Persian poets often refer, and allegorize it in different ways.
Shorter Novels, Eighteenth Century Samuel Johnson

And yet we see the Essenes “allegorize” the bloody altar out of their Bible, but cling to the document more fondly than ever.
The Influence of Buddhism on Primitive Christianity Arthur Lillie

All allegorize the Sun, six months above and six months below the equator.
Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1 The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.

Charleston I might allegorize in the person of a young woman I met there.
American Adventures Julian Street

(c) That therefore we can allegorize Grendel and the dragon into culture-myths connected with the “god Beow.”
Beowulf R. W. Chambers

Next come the many attempts, old and new, to allegorize the Olympian scene, or to explain it away.
Homer’s Odyssey Denton J. Snider

verb
to transform (a story, narrative, fable, etc) into or compose in the form of allegory
(transitive) to interpret allegorically

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