obelize

[ ob-uh-lahyz ]
/ ˈɒb əˌlaɪz /

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

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

Nearby words

  1. obeid, el,
  2. obeisance,
  3. obelia,
  4. obelion,
  5. obelisk,
  6. obelus,
  7. obento,
  8. oberammergau,
  9. oberhausen,
  10. oberland

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 obelize

obelize

obelise

/ (ˈɒbɪˌlaɪz) /

verb

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

Word Origin for obelize

C17: from Greek obelizein

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