Definition of antanagoge in English:

antanagoge

noun

Rhetoric
  • A figure of speech in which an undesirable continuation is averted; specifically (a) introduction of a positive modification of, aspect to, or conclusion from an initial negative statement; (b) use of counter-accusation or recrimination to avoid answering a charge, etc.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in George Puttenham (1529–?1591), writer and literary critic. From anti- + ancient Greek ἀναγωγή anagoge.

Pronunciation

antanagoge

/anˌtanəˈɡəʊdʒi/