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aphorize

[ af-uh-rahyz ]
/ ˈæf əˌraɪz /
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verb (used without object), aph·o·rized, aph·o·riz·ing.

to utter aphorisms; write or speak in aphorisms.

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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
aph·o·riz·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for aphorize

aphorize

aphorise

/ (ˈæfəˌraɪz) /

verb

(intr) to write or speak in aphorisms
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