atticize

atticize

[at-uh-sahyz] (often initial capital letter)
verb (used without object), atticized, atticizing.
1.
to affect Attic style, usages, etc.; intermingle with Attic elements.
2.
to favor or side with the Athenians.
verb (used with object), atticized, atticizing.
3.
to make conformable to Attic usage.
Also, especially British, atticise.


Origin:
1600–10; < Greek attikízein to speak Attic, side with Athens. See Attic, -ize

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