analogize








verb (used without object), a·nal·o·gized, a·nal·o·giz·ing.

  1. to make use of analogy in reasoning, argument, etc.
  2. to be analogous; show analogy.

verb (used with object), a·nal·o·gized, a·nal·o·giz·ing.

  1. to make analogous; show an analogy between: to analogize a dog to a cat.

verb

  1. (intr) to make use of analogy, as in argument; draw comparisons
  2. (tr) to make analogous or reveal analogy in
v.

“explain by analogy,” 1650s, from French analogiser (17c.) or directly from Greek analogizesthai “to reckon, sum up,” from analogia (see analogy). Related: Analogized; analogizing.

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