\"explain by analogy, exhibit resemblances between,\" 1650s, from analogy + -ize, or else from French analogiser (17c.). Greek analogizesthai \"to reckon, sum up, calculate, consider\" suits the form but not the sense. Related: Analogized; analogizing.
Learning how to analogize, and gaining confidence in using this skill for problem solving can open the door to countless possibilities and dimensions that it would be extremely hard to consider otherwise. Thinking conceptually is a key creativity skill. 59ce067264