Word of the Day


(also historise)
Pronunciation /ˈhɪstərʌɪz/
1 To tell the history of; to narrate as history.
2 To compose history or narrative; to take a historical view of something; to act as a historian.

Late 16th century; earliest use found in John Bridges (?1536–1618), bishop of Oxford. From history + -ize. Compare post-classical Latin historizare.


With increasing age, when you reminisce, especially in writing, you probably historize. What you casually recollect may easily be something that today’s youth know nothing about.

[There is nothing really connecting this image with today’s word, since it is generally believed that, while cats might have nine lives, they do not record history. The image does combine images used in the past…hence historizing.]

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