parenthesize

[puh-ren-thuh-sahyz]
verb (used with object), parenthesized, parenthesizing.
1.
to insert (a word, phrase, etc.) as a parenthesis.
2.
to put between marks of parenthesis: to parenthesize the pronunciation of a word.
3.
to interlard with parenthetic remarks, as a speech.
Also, especially British, parenthesise.


Origin:
1830–40; parenthes(is) + -ize

unparenthesized, adjective
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parenthesize or parenthesise (pəˈrɛnθɪˌsaɪz)
 
vb
1.  to place in parentheses
2.  to insert as a parenthesis
3.  to intersperse (a speech, writing, etc) with parentheses
 
parenthesise or parenthesise
 
vb

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Example sentences
When in doubt about order of evaluation, parenthesize the expression.
When using factor transposition it is necessary to parenthesize the product to control the order of evaluation.
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