anagrammatize

[an-uh-gram-uh-tahyz]

verb (used with or without object), an·a·gram·ma·tized, an·a·gram·ma·tiz·ing.

to transpose into an anagram.

Nearby words

  1. anagoge,
  2. anagogic,
  3. anagogy,
  4. anagram,
  5. anagrammatic,
  6. anagrammer,
  7. anaheim,
  8. anakim,
  9. anal,
  10. anal atresia

Also especially British, an·a·gram·ma·tise.

Origin of anagrammatize

1585–95; < Greek anagrammatízein to transpose letters, equivalent to ana- ana- + grammat- (stem of grámma) letter + -izein -ize

Related formsan·a·gram·ma·tism [an-uh-gram-uh-tiz-uh m] /ˌæn əˈgræm əˌtɪz əm/, nounan·a·gram·ma·tist, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for anagrammatize

anagrammatize

anagrammatise

verb

to arrange into an anagram
Derived Formsanagrammatism, nounanagrammatist, noun

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