Definition of poetize in English:


(British poetise)


[no object]dated
  • 1Write or speak in verse or in a poetic style.

    ‘he doesn't look clever but he can poetize’
    • ‘In A Certain World Auden quotes Nietzsche's description of Dante ‘or the hyena poetizing among the tombs’; the quotation comes from Gotzen-Dammerung, reprinted in Samtliche Werke 6: 111.’
    • ‘And third, the revolution must effect systemic social change: Changing individual lives - by killing them or by educating them, by preaching or poetizing at them - will not in and of itself effect global social change.’
    1. 1.1with object Represent in poetic form.
      ‘Shelley poetizes the doctrine’
      • ‘Here Baraka repeats the Emersonian desire to poetize American with new signs, but his appropriation shows how at the same time American's own sons were incapable of the project.’
      • ‘These last two poems met to mingle in the emotions that poetized these masterpieces.’