gloze

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gloze

 (glōz)
v. glozed, gloz·ing, gloz·es
v.tr.
To minimize or underplay; gloss: glozed over the embarrassing part.
v.intr. Archaic
To use flattery or cajolery.

[Middle English glosen, to interpret, explain away, from Old French gloser, from glose, gloss; see gloss2.]

gloze

(ɡləʊz)
vb
1. (often foll by: over) to explain away; minimize the effect or importance of
2. to make explanatory notes or glosses on (a text)
3. to use flattery (on)
n
4. flattery or deceit
5. an explanatory note or gloss
6. specious or deceptive talk or action
[C13: from Old French glosser to comment; see gloss2]

gloze

(gloʊz)

v. glozed, gloz•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to explain away; gloss over.
v.i.
2. Archaic. to comment.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Old French gloser < Medieval Latin glossāre; see gloss2]

gloze


Past participle: glozed
Gerund: glozing

Imperative
gloze
gloze
Present
I gloze
you gloze
he/she/it glozes
we gloze
you gloze
they gloze
Preterite
I glozed
you glozed
he/she/it glozed
we glozed
you glozed
they glozed
Present Continuous
I am glozing
you are glozing
he/she/it is glozing
we are glozing
you are glozing
they are glozing
Present Perfect
I have glozed
you have glozed
he/she/it has glozed
we have glozed
you have glozed
they have glozed
Past Continuous
I was glozing
you were glozing
he/she/it was glozing
we were glozing
you were glozing
they were glozing
Past Perfect
I had glozed
you had glozed
he/she/it had glozed
we had glozed
you had glozed
they had glozed
Future
I will gloze
you will gloze
he/she/it will gloze
we will gloze
you will gloze
they will gloze
Future Perfect
I will have glozed
you will have glozed
he/she/it will have glozed
we will have glozed
you will have glozed
they will have glozed
Future Continuous
I will be glozing
you will be glozing
he/she/it will be glozing
we will be glozing
you will be glozing
they will be glozing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been glozing
you have been glozing
he/she/it has been glozing
we have been glozing
you have been glozing
they have been glozing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been glozing
you will have been glozing
he/she/it will have been glozing
we will have been glozing
you will have been glozing
they will have been glozing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been glozing
you had been glozing
he/she/it had been glozing
we had been glozing
you had been glozing
they had been glozing
Conditional
I would gloze
you would gloze
he/she/it would gloze
we would gloze
you would gloze
they would gloze
Past Conditional
I would have glozed
you would have glozed
he/she/it would have glozed
we would have glozed
you would have glozed
they would have glozed
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gloze

verb
1. To conceal or make light of a fault or offense.Also used with over:
2. To give a deceptively attractive appearance to.Also used with over:
Idioms: paper over, put a good face on.
References in periodicals archive ?
While Plume glozes over his company by suffusing it with domestic and rustic overtones, the new "colony" on the front that plants a rural order into the warzone is premised on first destroying Shrewsbury.
150-51), (31) Iago plays the role of the clever false friend as Plutarch describes it, for Plutarch says that such men "have learned forsooth to knit and bend the brows, they can skill, iwis, to flatter, and yet look with a frowning face and crabbed countenance, they have the cast to temper with their glavering glozes some rough reprehensions and chiding checks" (63).