gloze gloss, whitewash, *palliate, extenuate, whiten
Analogous words: condone, *excuse: justify, rationalize, *explain, account: dissemble, cloak, mask, *disguise, camouflage

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  • Gloze — Gloze, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Glozed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Glozing}.] [OE. glosen, F. gloser. See {gloss} explanation.] [1913 Webster] 1. To flatter; to wheedle; to fawn; to talk smoothly. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] A false, glozing parasite. South.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gloze — Gloze, v. t. To smooth over; to palliate. [1913 Webster] By glozing the evil that is in the world. I. Taylor. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gloze — Gloze, n. 1. Flattery; adulation; smooth speech. [1913 Webster] Now to plain dealing; lay these glozes by. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Specious show; gloss. [Obs.] Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gloze — [glōz] vt., vi. glozed, glozing [ME glosen < OFr gloser < glose: see GLOSS2] 1. Obs. to make glosses or comments (on); explain: the original meaning 2. Now Rare to explain away or gloss ( over) 3. Obs. to fawn or flatter (someone) n …   English World dictionary

  • gloze — 1. noun a) A comment in the margin. b) Flattery. 2. verb To extenuate, explain away, gloss over. ANTIOCHUS.He …   Wiktionary

  • gloze — [c]/gloʊz/ (say glohz) verb (glozed, glozing) –verb (t) 1. to palliate with specious talk. –verb (i) 2. Obsolete to make glosses; comment. –noun Obsolete 3. flattery or deceit. 4. a specious show. –phrase 5 …  

  • gloze — v. 1 tr. (also gloze over) explain away; extenuate; palliate. 2 intr. archaic a (usu. foll. by on, upon) comment. b talk speciously; fawn. Etymology: ME f. OF gloser f. glose f. med.L glosa, gloza f. L glossa tongue, GLOSS(2) …   Useful english dictionary

  • gloze over — To explain away falsely or insincerely • • • Main Entry: ↑gloze …   Useful english dictionary

  • gloze — I. transitive verb (glozed; glozing) Etymology: Middle English glosen to gloss, flatter, from glose gloss Date: 14th century archaic gloss IV,1 II. transitive verb (glozed; glozing) Date: 14th century …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gloze — glozingly, adv. /glohz/, v., glozed, glozing, n. v.t. 1. to explain away; extenuate; gloss over (usually fol. by over). v.i. 2. Archaic. to make glosses; comment. n. 3. Archaic. flattery or deceit. 4. Obs. a specious show. [1250 1300; ME < OF… …   Universalium

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