verb (used without object), aph·o·rized, aph·o·riz·ing.

to utter aphorisms; write or speak in aphorisms.

Also especially British, aph·o·rise.

Origin of aphorize

1660–70; < Greek aphorízein to mark off, define, determine, equivalent to ap- ap-2 + horízein to limit, define; see horizon
Related formsaph·o·riz·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for aphorize




(intr) to write or speak in aphorisms
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