from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To describe or express in poetry or a poetic manner.
  • intransitive verb To write poetry.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To compose poetry; write as a poet.
  • To make poetic; cause to conform to poetic standards; express in a poetic form.
  • Also spelled poetise.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To write as a poet; to compose verse; to idealize.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To make poetic.
  • verb To compose poetry.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb compose verses or put into verse


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  • To endeavor to employ eloquence as a poet.

    May 17, 2008