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rhap·so·dize

 (răp′sə-dīz′)
v. rhap·so·dized, rhap·so·diz·ing, rhap·so·diz·es
v.intr.
To express oneself in an immoderately enthusiastic manner.
v.tr.
To recite (something) in the manner of a rhapsody.
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rhapsodize

(ˈræpsəˌdaɪz) or

rhapsodise

vb
1. to speak or write (something) with extravagant enthusiasm
2. (Music, other) (intr) to recite or write rhapsodies
3. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (intr) to recite or write rhapsodies
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rhap•so•dize

(ˈræp səˌdaɪz)

v.i. -dized, -diz•ing.
1. to talk with extravagant enthusiasm.
2. to speak or write rhapsodies.
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rhapsodize


Past participle: rhapsodized
Gerund: rhapsodizing

Imperative
rhapsodize
rhapsodize
Present
I rhapsodize
you rhapsodize
he/she/it rhapsodizes
we rhapsodize
you rhapsodize
they rhapsodize
Preterite
I rhapsodized
you rhapsodized
he/she/it rhapsodized
we rhapsodized
you rhapsodized
they rhapsodized
Present Continuous
I am rhapsodizing
you are rhapsodizing
he/she/it is rhapsodizing
we are rhapsodizing
you are rhapsodizing
they are rhapsodizing
Present Perfect
I have rhapsodized
you have rhapsodized
he/she/it has rhapsodized
we have rhapsodized
you have rhapsodized
they have rhapsodized
Past Continuous
I was rhapsodizing
you were rhapsodizing
he/she/it was rhapsodizing
we were rhapsodizing
you were rhapsodizing
they were rhapsodizing
Past Perfect
I had rhapsodized
you had rhapsodized
he/she/it had rhapsodized
we had rhapsodized
you had rhapsodized
they had rhapsodized
Future
I will rhapsodize
you will rhapsodize
he/she/it will rhapsodize
we will rhapsodize
you will rhapsodize
they will rhapsodize
Future Perfect
I will have rhapsodized
you will have rhapsodized
he/she/it will have rhapsodized
we will have rhapsodized
you will have rhapsodized
they will have rhapsodized
Future Continuous
I will be rhapsodizing
you will be rhapsodizing
he/she/it will be rhapsodizing
we will be rhapsodizing
you will be rhapsodizing
they will be rhapsodizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been rhapsodizing
you have been rhapsodizing
he/she/it has been rhapsodizing
we have been rhapsodizing
you have been rhapsodizing
they have been rhapsodizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been rhapsodizing
you will have been rhapsodizing
he/she/it will have been rhapsodizing
we will have been rhapsodizing
you will have been rhapsodizing
they will have been rhapsodizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been rhapsodizing
you had been rhapsodizing
he/she/it had been rhapsodizing
we had been rhapsodizing
you had been rhapsodizing
they had been rhapsodizing
Conditional
I would rhapsodize
you would rhapsodize
he/she/it would rhapsodize
we would rhapsodize
you would rhapsodize
they would rhapsodize
Past Conditional
I would have rhapsodized
you would have rhapsodized
he/she/it would have rhapsodized
we would have rhapsodized
you would have rhapsodized
they would have rhapsodized
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.rhapsodize - recite a rhapsody
recount, narrate, tell, recite - narrate or give a detailed account of; "Tell what happened"; "The father told a story to his child"
2.rhapsodize - say (something) with great enthusiasm
enthuse - utter with enthusiasm
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rhapsodize

verb
To show enthusiasm:
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Translations

rhapsodize

[ˈræpsədaɪz] VI to rhapsodize over sthextasiarse ante algo, entusiasmarse por algo
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rhapsodize

[ˈræpsədaɪz] rhapsodise (British) vis'extasier
to rhapsodize over sth → s'extasier sur qch
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

rhapsodize

viüberschwänglich schwärmen (over, about von)
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rhapsodize

[ˈræpsəˌdaɪz] vi to rhapsodize (about), rhapsodize (over)parlare entusiasticamente (di)
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
You will think me rhapsodising; but when I am out of doors, especially when I am sitting out of doors, I am very apt to get into this sort of wondering strain.
But nor did it prompt too much rhapsodising from those who witnessed it.
There was no point rhapsodising about our cathedrals, Liver Birds, football or the Grand National.
The two non-premieres, Judith Weir's quietly folky, subsquently breezy and ultimately resorting to plainchant with a wonderfully quirky final cadence, and Howard Skempton's Field Notes, opening with an Elgarian sigh, continuing with seamless rhapsodising, and ending with an enigma, were evidence that contemporary commissions can indeed achieve subsequent performances.
So what we didn't need this week were people who barely knew her rhapsodising about this "dazzling girl." Peaches Geldof might well have been dazzling but mostly she was ill.
I recall Tony Benn, as an "old" Labour minister, rhapsodising about nuclear-generated electricity "too cheap to meter".
Did you see pics of Cat Deeley last week rhapsodising over Damian Lewis doing an Elvis impression?