verb (used without object), a·nal·o·gized, a·nal·o·giz·ing.
verb (used with object), a·nal·o·gized, a·nal·o·giz·ing.
- to make analogous; show an analogy between: to analogize a dog to a cat.
- (intr) to make use of analogy, as in argument; draw comparisons
- (tr) to make analogous or reveal analogy in
“explain by analogy,” 1650s, from French analogiser (17c.) or directly from Greek analogizesthai “to reckon, sum up,” from analogia (see analogy). Related: Analogized; analogizing.