Definition of gloze in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɡlōz/


[with object] rare
1Make excuses for: the demeanor of Mathews is rather glozed over
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  • Normally, spokesmen and chiefs of the Cabinet have the responsibility to gloze over the achievements of the government they represent.
  • Their inappropriateness in their new western setting is glozed over by the statement that they are ‘very old,’ - a statement which might, with equal pertinence if less interest, be made about any pudding-stone from the neighboring hills.
  • In our hurry and impatience we thus tend to fall into confusion and error unwittingly; the sophist, on the other hand, deliberately glozes over or omits what is not obvious, and hopes to cover up his tracks by means of all the tricks of his trade.
1.1 [no object] archaic Use ingratiating or fawning language.
1.2 [no object] archaic Make a comment or comments.


Middle English: from Old French gloser, from glose 'a gloss, comment', based on Latin glossa (see gloss2).

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Syllabification: gloze

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