(often initial capital letter)
[ at-uh-sahyz ]
/ ˈæt əˌsaɪz /
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verb (used without object), at·ti·cized, at·ti·ciz·ing.
to affect Attic style, usages, etc.; intermingle with Attic elements.
to favor or side with the Athenians.
verb (used with object), at·ti·cized, at·ti·ciz·ing.
to make conformable to Attic usage.
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Also especially British, at·ti·cise .
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