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February 18, 2008
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Monday, 18th February 2008 : Today's Word is ...

Rhapsodize



( Verb )


Past and past participle : rhapsodized
Present participle : rhapsodizing
3rd person present singular : rhapsodizes


Pronunciation : rpse-diz


Definition:


1. Intransitive Verb: to speak or write in an enthusiastic or ecstatic manner

2. Transitive and Intransitive Verb: to write or recite a rhapsody

3. To express oneself in an immoderately enthusiastic manner

4. To show enthusiasm


Etymology:


Origin: 160010 - Latin rhapsōdia - Greek rhapsōida recital of epic poetry, equiv. to rhapsōid(s


Synonyms


enthuse, wax lyrical, eulogize, be ecstatic, go on, go over the top


Antonyms


degrade


Contextual Examples:


He rhapsodized about his new book for one hour.


Related Words:


rhapsodise : Verb

rhapsodist : Noun

rhapsody : Noun


Alternative Spelling of Rhapsodize:


Rhapsodise


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