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v. el·e·gized, el·e·giz·ing, el·e·giz·es
To compose an elegy.
To compose an elegy upon or for.
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(ˈɛlɪˌdʒaɪz) or


1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) to compose an elegy or elegies (in memory of)
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (intr) to write elegiacally
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(ˈɛl ɪˌdʒaɪz)

v. -gized, -giz•ing. v.t.
1. to lament in or as if in an elegy.
2. to compose or deliver an elegy.
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Past participle: elegized
Gerund: elegizing

I elegize
you elegize
he/she/it elegizes
we elegize
you elegize
they elegize
I elegized
you elegized
he/she/it elegized
we elegized
you elegized
they elegized
Present Continuous
I am elegizing
you are elegizing
he/she/it is elegizing
we are elegizing
you are elegizing
they are elegizing
Present Perfect
I have elegized
you have elegized
he/she/it has elegized
we have elegized
you have elegized
they have elegized
Past Continuous
I was elegizing
you were elegizing
he/she/it was elegizing
we were elegizing
you were elegizing
they were elegizing
Past Perfect
I had elegized
you had elegized
he/she/it had elegized
we had elegized
you had elegized
they had elegized
I will elegize
you will elegize
he/she/it will elegize
we will elegize
you will elegize
they will elegize
Future Perfect
I will have elegized
you will have elegized
he/she/it will have elegized
we will have elegized
you will have elegized
they will have elegized
Future Continuous
I will be elegizing
you will be elegizing
he/she/it will be elegizing
we will be elegizing
you will be elegizing
they will be elegizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been elegizing
you have been elegizing
he/she/it has been elegizing
we have been elegizing
you have been elegizing
they have been elegizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been elegizing
you will have been elegizing
he/she/it will have been elegizing
we will have been elegizing
you will have been elegizing
they will have been elegizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been elegizing
you had been elegizing
he/she/it had been elegizing
we had been elegizing
you had been elegizing
they had been elegizing
I would elegize
you would elegize
he/she/it would elegize
we would elegize
you would elegize
they would elegize
Past Conditional
I would have elegized
you would have elegized
he/she/it would have elegized
we would have elegized
you would have elegized
they would have elegized
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.elegize - compose an elegy
poesy, poetry, verse - literature in metrical form
poetise, poetize, verse, versify - compose verses or put into verse; "He versified the ancient saga"
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vi(in Elegien) klagen (→ upon über +acc)
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