- to address by apostrophe.
- to utter an apostrophe.
Also especially British, a·pos·tro·phise.
Origin of apostrophize
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Examples from the Web for apostrophise
But it's not worth your while to apostrophise me, or the air, about it; what you want to do, you do.A Tale of Two Cities
It is this statue which immigrants, on their way to Ellis Island, are wont to apostrophise.American Sketches
It is difficult in such poetry not to apostrophise one's subject as Whitman did.The Silent Isle</p>
Arthur Christopher Benson
But, what is this rubbing against me, as I apostrophise Madame Doche?Reprinted Pieces
Finally he rushed to the door, from the threshold of which he began to apostrophise his friend with excited gestures.The Grandee</p>
Armando Palacio Valds
- (tr) rhetoric to address an apostrophe to
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