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atticize

[at-uh-sahyz] /ˈæt əˌsaɪz/ (often initial capital letter)
verb (used without object), atticized, atticizing.
1.
to affect Attic style, usages, etc.; intermingle with Attic elements.
2.
to favor or side with the Athenians.
verb (used with object), atticized, atticizing.
3.
to make conformable to Attic usage.
Also, especially British, atticise.
Origin of atticize
1600-1610
1600-10; < Greek attikízein to speak Attic, side with Athens. See Attic, -ize
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