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[at-uh-sahyz](often initial capital letter)
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verb (used without object), at·ti·cized, at·ti·ciz·ing.
  1. to affect Attic style, usages, etc.; intermingle with Attic elements.
  2. to favor or side with the Athenians.
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verb (used with object), at·ti·cized, at·ti·ciz·ing.
  1. to make conformable to Attic usage.
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Also especially British, at·ti·cise.

Origin of atticize

1600–10; < Greek attikízein to speak Attic, side with Athens. See Attic, -ize
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