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apostrophize

[ uh-pos-truh-fahyz ]
/ 蓹藞p蓲s tr蓹藢fa瑟z /
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verb (used with object), a路pos路tro路phized, a路pos路tro路phiz路ing.
to address by apostrophe.
verb (used without object), a路pos路tro路phized, a路pos路tro路phiz路ing.
to utter an apostrophe.
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Also especially British, a路pos路tro路phise .

Origin of apostrophize

First recorded in 1605鈥15; apostrophe2 + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM apostrophize

un路a路pos路tro路phized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for apostrophize

apostrophize

apostrophise

/ (蓹藞p蓲str蓹藢fa瑟z) /

verb
(tr) rhetoric to address an apostrophe to
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