atticize

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

Origin of atticize

1600–10; < Greek attikízein to speak Attic, side with Athens. See Attic, -ize
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