- to address by apostrophe.
- to utter an apostrophe.
Also especially British, a·pos·tro·phise.
Origin of apostrophize
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Examples from the Web for apostrophize
With thoughts like these, however un-novel, I apostrophize 'My Boy:'
So vivid was this impression, that it impelled him to apostrophize the statue.
Frequently as I walked along did I apostrophize myself in terms of the highest approbation.The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan
Often he would take this picture out and apostrophize it, just as he would the uncut gems that he always carried in his pockets.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 7
He worshiped what he called thoughts, would rave about a thought in the abstract, apostrophize an uncaught idea.Home Again
- (tr) rhetoric to address an apostrophe to
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