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verb (used with object), pa·ren·the·sized, pa·ren·the·siz·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.
Also especially British, pa·ren·the·sise.Related formsun·pa·ren·the·sized, adjective
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for parenthesized
“If that is the way you usually address her,” he parenthesized.
When a wholly detached expression or sentence is parenthesized, the final stop comes before the last mark of parenthesis.
British Dictionary definitions for parenthesized
- to place in parentheses
- to insert as a parenthesis
- to intersperse (a speech, writing, etc) with parentheses
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Word Origin and History for parenthesized
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