apostrophize

[uh-pos-truh-fahyz]Rhetoric
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verb (used without object), a·pos·tro·phized, a·pos·tro·phiz·ing.
  1. to utter an apostrophe.
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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apostrophize

apostrophise

verb
  1. (tr) rhetoric to address an apostrophe to
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