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.
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apostrophize

(əˈpɒstrəˌfaɪz) or

apostrophise

vb
(Rhetoric) (tr) rhetoric to address an apostrophe to
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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]
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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
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.apostrophize - use an apostropheapostrophize - use an apostrophe      
write - communicate or express by writing; "Please write to me every week"
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Translations

apostrophize

[əˈpɒstrəfaɪz] VTapostrofar
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apostrophize

vtapostrophieren (form)
visich in feierlichen Reden ergehen
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Warming with the theme, and inflating themselves with their own eulogies, these magnanimous heroes of the trencher would start up, advance a short distance beyond the light of the fire, and apostrophize most vehemently their Blackfeet enemies, as though they had been within hearing.
I was chatting with Rick Barlow about last Sundays column that examined whether to apostrophize Garys Mill Road.
speaker in this poem, apostrophize celestial bodies, surroundings on
The protest, however, seems to admit that even these latter virtues no longer reside in nature; all the "To Nature" sonnets apostrophize nature in despairing terms: "Weird Nature!" "Pitiless Force," "Dread mother" (1.5, 9, 10); "Dread force," "Dull fount of joy" (II.1, 9); "Blind Cyclops," "Dead tyrant" (III.1, 9).
His poem, being objectively dramatic, does not apostrophize the concept of Anima, and there is no evidence with which one can call the celestial woman as being the mistress to Sepehri, because of the spiritual, celestial, and immortal entity in this poem.
Critics who apostrophize David Copperfield's progress in life as delusive and interested do not seem to recognize that the context of the novel makes it imperative for David to reject an idea of discipline that would make him similar to an automaton.
The organising motif of 'writing to the king' refers to the narrative voices in many of the works under consideration, which often apostrophize the monarch or those close to him.
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 The unquenchable desire for epic, "to apostrophize or summon," has not been skinned over: but what now can be apostrophized or summoned?
(4) Of whom and to whom the voice speaks, whether to and of the "one on his back in the dark" or to and of another (in the same dark or in another dark altogether), is a question which cannot finally be answered, since while the voice seems to apostrophize, to give itself over to the most intimate linguistic intercourse saturated by memory and melancholia, it nevertheless always resorts to the second person in an impersonal and general sense (it speaks to an unnamed "You").