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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 classic literature ?
And now Through all restraint broke loose he wings his way Not farr off Heav'n, in the Precincts of light, Directly towards the new created World, And Man there plac't, with purpose to assay If him by force he can destroy, or worse, By som false guile pervert; and shall pervert; For man will heark'n to his glozing lyes, And easily transgress the sole Command, Sole pledge of his obedience: So will fall Hee and his faithless Progenie: whose fault?
Yes, the devils use many archaisms in Books 1 and 2, but it is Miltons God who laments Satan's "glozing lies," (3.93), while Michael's "griding sword" strikes Satan (6.329).
Instead, he reacts with visceral anger that takes the form of "a blind resentment against doctors, nurses, internes, and the whole sinister and suave perfection of the hospital which, under glozing words and cynical assurances, could painlessly and deftly mutilate a living man" (84).
In fact, he continues to note that already in the years following Christ's death at the end of the century, "'what the Roman's lowered spear was found, / A bar to me who touched and handled truth, / Now proved the glozing of some new shrewd tongue, / This Ebion, this Cerinthus or their mates'" (ll.
those five portals by which we can alone apprehend") has previously been linked to physical degeneration, and to evolution ("glozing it over with talk of evolution, until the body was white pap").
No contemporary English writer would use words like "bovver," "tyro," "cocking a snook," or "glozing," but Castle does.
Still, regardless of Anne's inability to stop Wendoll speaking and to avoid being "enslaved" by his rhetorical skill, she would be labelled a "credulous Creature" by writers such as Brathwait, who warns women to beware of men "who can tip their glozing tongues with Rhetoricall protests ...