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.

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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 apostrophize

apostrophize

apostrophise

/ (əˈpɒstrəˌfaɪz) /

verb

(tr) rhetoric to address an apostrophe to
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