apostrophize

[uh-pos-truh-fahyz]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.

Nearby words

  1. apostolic succession,
  2. apostolic vicar,
  3. apostolos,
  4. apostrophe,
  5. apostrophic,
  6. apothecaries weight,
  7. apothecaries' measure,
  8. apothecaries' weight,
  9. apothecary,
  10. apothecary jar

Also especially British, a·pos·tro·phise.

Origin of apostrophize

First recorded in 1605–15; apostrophe2 + -ize

Related formsun·a·pos·tro·phized, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for apostrophize

apostrophize

apostrophise

verb

(tr) rhetoric to address an apostrophe to
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