apostrophize


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a·pos·tro·phize

 (ə-pŏs′trə-fīz′)
tr. & intr.v. a·pos·tro·phized, a·pos·tro·phiz·ing, a·pos·tro·phiz·es
To address by or speak or write in apostrophe.

apostrophize

(əˈpɒstrəˌfaɪz) or

apostrophise

vb
(Rhetoric) (tr) rhetoric to address an apostrophe to

a•pos•tro•phize

(əˈpɒs trəˌfaɪz)

v. -phized, -phiz•ing. v.t.
1. to address by apostrophe.
v.i.
2. to declaim an apostrophe.
[1605–15]

apostrophize


Past participle: apostrophized
Gerund: apostrophizing

Imperative
apostrophize
apostrophize
Present
I apostrophize
you apostrophize
he/she/it apostrophizes
we apostrophize
you apostrophize
they apostrophize
Preterite
I apostrophized
you apostrophized
he/she/it apostrophized
we apostrophized
you apostrophized
they apostrophized
Present Continuous
I am apostrophizing
you are apostrophizing
he/she/it is apostrophizing
we are apostrophizing
you are apostrophizing
they are apostrophizing
Present Perfect
I have apostrophized
you have apostrophized
he/she/it has apostrophized
we have apostrophized
you have apostrophized
they have apostrophized
Past Continuous
I was apostrophizing
you were apostrophizing
he/she/it was apostrophizing
we were apostrophizing
you were apostrophizing
they were apostrophizing
Past Perfect
I had apostrophized
you had apostrophized
he/she/it had apostrophized
we had apostrophized
you had apostrophized
they had apostrophized
Future
I will apostrophize
you will apostrophize
he/she/it will apostrophize
we will apostrophize
you will apostrophize
they will apostrophize
Future Perfect
I will have apostrophized
you will have apostrophized
he/she/it will have apostrophized
we will have apostrophized
you will have apostrophized
they will have apostrophized
Future Continuous
I will be apostrophizing
you will be apostrophizing
he/she/it will be apostrophizing
we will be apostrophizing
you will be apostrophizing
they will be apostrophizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been apostrophizing
you have been apostrophizing
he/she/it has been apostrophizing
we have been apostrophizing
you have been apostrophizing
they have been apostrophizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been apostrophizing
you will have been apostrophizing
he/she/it will have been apostrophizing
we will have been apostrophizing
you will have been apostrophizing
they will have been apostrophizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been apostrophizing
you had been apostrophizing
he/she/it had been apostrophizing
we had been apostrophizing
you had been apostrophizing
they had been apostrophizing
Conditional
I would apostrophize
you would apostrophize
he/she/it would apostrophize
we would apostrophize
you would apostrophize
they would apostrophize
Past Conditional
I would have apostrophized
you would have apostrophized
he/she/it would have apostrophized
we would have apostrophized
you would have apostrophized
they would have apostrophized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.apostrophize - use an apostropheapostrophize - use an apostrophe      
write - communicate or express by writing; "Please write to me every week"
Translations

apostrophize

[əˈpɒstrəfaɪz] VTapostrofar

apostrophize

vtapostrophieren (form)
visich in feierlichen Reden ergehen
References in classic literature ?
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53) A paradoxical case of intra- rather than extra-diegetic voiceover, Wakefield is made later to apostrophize his "miserable" abstemious displaced embeddedness with the self-accusatory pseudo-Kierkegaardian/Conradian "Wakefield
And y're under [--] ground transmission Spreading thru channels of our capillary Mediations [--] there being nothing more To apostrophize or summon, hails of nature It seems so desperate, seeming still so hardened
In the Chanur sequence, hani may apostrophize their gods, but without any real conviction.
On more than one occasion, the narrator will stop to observe, or even to apostrophize, his own mind as if it were outside of, and separate from, himself.
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299), `to apostrophize the populace of metropolitan Athens' (p.
Blitzer, by asking him to apostrophize to Lewinsky in front of everyone, was asking him to commit to some version of their relationship.
They tend rhetorically to apostrophize a particular subject, developing a series of ideas about it via individual quatrains before turning in the volta to a moral or a concluding thought of a more general nature.
will apostrophize history in an elaborate and extended satirical scene,
Director Bernard Uzan, aware of the contradiction, occasionally placed his singers on one of two ramps extended over the pit, so they might apostrophize unrealistically toward the audience, but to little avail.
His nine uninterrupted opening stanzas apostrophize his frozen companions, establishing that though still in full possession of his intellect, the speaker lacks affect: "So can I reckoning keep of woe and weal, / And mine own self unto myself reveal / In perfect knowledge: but I cannot feel" (ll.