intransitive verb (-dized; -dizing) Date: 1806 to speak or write in a rhapsodic manner <
rhapsodize about a new book

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  • Rhapsodize — Rhap so*dize, v. i. To utter rhapsodies. Jefferson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rhapsodize — Rhap so*dize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rhapsodized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Rhapsodizing}.] To utter as a rhapsody, or in the manner of a rhapsody Sterne. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rhapsodize — (v.) c.1600, to piece together; 1806, to talk rhapsodically; see RHAPSODY (Cf. rhapsody) + IZE (Cf. ize). Related: Rhapsodized; rhapsodizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • rhapsodize — (Amer.) rhap·so·dize || ræpsÉ™daɪz v. compose or recite rhapsodies; write or read with extravagant enthusiasm (also rhapsodise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • rhapsodize — (also rhapsodise) ► VERB ▪ enthuse about someone or something …   English terms dictionary

  • rhapsodize — [rap′sədīz΄] vi. rhapsodized, rhapsodizing 1. to speak or write in an extravagantly enthusiastic manner 2. to recite or write rhapsodies vt. to recite or utter as a rhapsody …   English World dictionary

  • rhapsodize — UK [ˈræpsədaɪz] / US [ˈræpsəˌdaɪz] verb [intransitive] Word forms rhapsodize : present tense I/you/we/they rhapsodize he/she/it rhapsodizes present participle rhapsodizing past tense rhapsodized past participle rhapsodized formal to speak or… …   English dictionary

  • rhapsodize — rhap|so|dize also rhapsodise BrE [ˈræpsədaız] v [i]formal to talk about something in an eager, excited, and approving way = ↑enthuse rhapsodize about/over ▪ I could hear Sophie rhapsodizing about her new job …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rhapsodize — rhap|so|dize [ ræpsə,daız ] verb intransitive FORMAL to speak or write with great enthusiasm: rhapsodize about/over: A cathedral guide was rhapsodizing over the stained glass …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • rhapsodize — [[t]ræ̱psədaɪz[/t]] rhapsodizes, rhapsodizing, rhapsodized VERB If you rhapsodize about someone or something, you express great delight or enthusiasm about them. [FORMAL] [V over/about n] The critics rhapsodized over her performance in Autumn… …   English dictionary

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