Definition of prologize in English:

prologize

(also prologise)

verb

rare
  • 1no object To compose or deliver a prologue.

  • 2with object To preface with a prologue; to summarize in a prologue.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Francis Beaumont (1584–1616), playwright. From post-classical Latin prologizare to speak a prologue or its etymon Greek προλογίζειν to speak a prologue (in scholia (medieval Greek or earlier) on Sophocles Philoctetes 1) from ancient Greek πρόλογος + -ίζειν.

Pronunciation

prologize

/ˈprəʊləɡʌɪz//ˈprəʊlədʒʌɪz/