apostrophize

[ uh-pos-truh-fahyz ]
/ əˈpɒs trəˌfaɪz /
Rhetoric

verb (used with object), a·pos·tro·phized, a·pos·tro·phiz·ing.

to address by apostrophe.

verb (used without object), a·pos·tro·phized, a·pos·tro·phiz·ing.

to utter an apostrophe.
Also especially British, a·pos·tro·phise.

Origin of apostrophize

First recorded in 1605–15; apostrophe2 + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM apostrophize

un·a·pos·tro·phized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for apostrophise

apostrophize

apostrophise

/ (əˈpɒstrəˌfaɪz) /

verb

(tr) rhetoric to address an apostrophe to
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