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parenthesize

[ puh-ren-thuh-sahyz ]
/ p蓹藞r蓻n 胃蓹藢sa瑟z /
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verb (used with object), pa路ren路the路sized, pa路ren路the路siz路ing.
to insert (a word, phrase, etc.) as a parenthesis.
to put between marks of parenthesis: to parenthesize the pronunciation of a word.
to interlard with parenthetic remarks, as a speech.
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Also especially British, pa路ren路the路sise .

Origin of parenthesize

First recorded in 1830鈥40; parenthes(is) + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM parenthesize

un路pa路ren路the路sized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for parenthesize

parenthesize

parenthesise

/ (p蓹藞r蓻n胃瑟藢sa瑟z) /

verb (tr)
to place in parentheses
to insert as a parenthesis
to intersperse (a speech, writing, etc) with parentheses
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