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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 ?
This Narrative contains many affecting incidents, many passages of great eloquence and power; but I think the most thrilling one of them all is the de- scription DOUGLASS gives of his feelings, as he stood soliloquizing respecting his fate, and the chances of his one day being a freeman, on the banks of the Chesapeake Bay--viewing the receding vessels as they flew with their white wings before the breeze, and apostrophizing them as animated by the living spirit of freedom.
Angel had come as pupil to this dairy in the idea that his temporary existence here was to be the merest episode in his life, soon passed through and early forgotten; he had come as to a place from which as from a screened alcove he could calmly view the absorbing world without, and, apostrophizing it with Walt Whitman--
Sparsit, apostrophizing the descending figure, with the aid of her threatening mitten, 'and all your art shall never blind me.
continued the admiral, apostrophizing his nephew in red-hot irritation, and addressing himself to the dogs on the hearth-rug for want of a better audience.
It was what I thought when I stood before "The Last Supper" and heard men apostrophizing wonders, and beauties and perfections which had faded out of the picture and gone, a hundred years before they were born.
The drift remains outside of the poem's insistent apostrophizing.
And no more of this apostrophizing ventriloquy, with which you would have no patience.
He possesses a pleasing lyric tenor, his aria apostrophizing Pamina's portrait passionate but smoothly phrased.
Many writers, turning away from the "empty" narratives of communism (Kurt Drawert) and the "death-zone" of the Soviet bloc (Venclova), goaded their fellow citizens by apostrophizing newly redefined nation-states: "you, Eastern country, swing about / and believe" (Kerstin Hensel).
Stanza eight opens by apostrophizing Kallman again, now in light of the catalog of love's deformities the speaker has presented thus far: "Beloved, we are always in the wrong" (113).
would have been in no doubt that Hamlet was apostrophizing Rosencrantz
Apostrophizing the hidden bird, Sepehri believes that the song of the bird dissolves the sense of time.