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orthographize

[awr-thog-ruh-fahyz] /ɔrˈθɒg rəˌfaɪz/
verb (used with object), orthographized, orthographizing.
1.
to spell correctly or according to the rules of orthography.
verb (used without object), orthographized, orthographizing.
2.
to apply the rules of correct spelling.
Also, especially British, orthographise.
Origin of orthographize
1605-1615
First recorded in 1605-15; orthograph(y) + -ize
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