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Gloze \Gloze\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Glozed; p. pr. & vb. n. Glozing.] [OE. glosen, F. gloser. See gloss explanation.]

  1. To flatter; to wheedle; to fawn; to talk smoothly.

    A false, glozing parasite.

    So glozed the tempter, and his proem tuned.

  2. To give a specious or false meaning; to ministerpret.


Gloze \Gloze\, v. t. To smooth over; to palliate.

By glozing the evil that is in the world.
--I. Taylor.


Gloze \Gloze\, n.

  1. Flattery; adulation; smooth speech.

    Now to plain dealing; lay these glozes by.

  2. Specious show; gloss. [Obs.]
    --Sir P. Sidney.


n. 1 A comment in the margin. 2 flattery. 3 false appearance. 4 A specious show, a deceit. vb. 1 To extenuate, explain away, gloss over. 2 To smooth over; to palliate.

Usage examples of "gloze".

It is owned by a friend of mine by the name of Joe Gloze and every Christmas he sends me a dozen expensive ties, besides permitting me to freeload here at will.

The Preface of the Author To His Sonne, Faustinus And unto the Readers of this Book THAT I to thee some joyous jests may show in gentle gloze, And frankly feed thy bended eares with passing pleasant prose : So that thou daine in seemly sort this wanton booke to view, That is set out and garnisht fine, with written phrases new.

Trembling, unfurrowed, she slipped sidewise, screeching back across grooves of years, to hear again the earnest, high voice of her second or third collegiate love Ray Glozing bitching among "uhs" and the syncopated tonguing of a cavity, about his freshman calculus.