verb (used with object), ob·e·lized, ob·e·liz·ing.

to mark (a word or passage) with an obelus.

Also especially British, ob·e·lise.

Origin of obelize

1605–15; < Greek obelízein, equivalent to obel(ós) obelus + -izein -ize
Related formsob·e·lism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for obelised




(tr) to mark (a word or passage) with an obelus

Word Origin for obelize

C17: from Greek obelizein
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