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apostrophize

[uh-pos-truh-fahyz] /əˈpɒs trəˌfaɪz/
verb (used with object), apostrophized, apostrophizing.
1.
to address by apostrophe.
verb (used without object), apostrophized, apostrophizing.
2.
to utter an apostrophe.
Also, especially British, apostrophise.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; apostrophe2 + -ize
Related forms
unapostrophized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for apostrophize

apostrophize

/əˈpɒstrəˌfaɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) (rhetoric) to address an apostrophe to
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