analogize (third-person singular simple present analogizes, present participle analogizing, simple past and past participle analogized)
1.to make use of analogy in reasoning, argument, etc.
2.to be analogous; show analogy.
3.to make analogous; show an analogy between, to analogize a dog to a cat.
1. (intransitive) to make use of analogy, as in argument; draw comparisons
2. (transitive) to make analogous or reveal analogy in Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
"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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