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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 ?
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.
In another 1860 poem that would later become "Poets to Come," he apostrophizes all of us in the future as he pauses to give us a quick glance, a few "indicative words," before wheeling back into the darkness and averting his face: that averting is the very nature, the root meaning, of apostrophe, a turning away in order to confront something that is not there (LG1881 18).
Gaya emphasizes this causal relationship that he apostrophizes as the basis for Llull's so-called 'exemplarism' when he speaks about the Llullian doctrine of correlatives.
And beyond this structural similitude, Anya apostrophizes her diary in rhapsodic terms in order to demonstrate just how connected she, as a Ukrainian, is to her Aboriginal friend:
He apostrophizes her as his "flower" in a note to Aurora following his first rejected proposal to her and dismissal of her poetic vocation.
6 Clifford apostrophizes Henry VI, Phoebus, York, Richard
Early in To the Wonder, Marina (Olga Kurylenko), a Frenchwoman transposed from Paris to Oklahoman exurbia, beckons her (unnamed) boyfriend, a bemused Ben Affleck, by ceaselessly whirling and gamboling ahead of him through city streets and fields of grass, and apostrophizes a lonely cumulus: "What is this love that loves us?
Santos' "Si Andres Bonifacio at ang Himagsikan," apostrophizes a bolo-wielding Supremo.
If La Disparition can be read in this e-omitting light as a vast apostrophe, then John's Wife with its occulted heroine can be read as part lipogram, too, and, what is more, to play in its progression on all the various meanings of apostrophe: 1) a John's wife who is possessed (in the genitive sense of apostrophe), 2) a John's wife who disappears, like an e, from her own town and text, 3) a John's wife experienced as an absence, perceptible only by her traces, 4) a John's wife who is apostrophized by characters in her absence, and, 5) a John's wife who in one crucial scene, as we will see, apostrophizes them/us.
Prospero makes this clear in The Tempest when he apostrophizes
In the passages in which Nature apostrophizes her egoism, cruelty, and self-preservation, Luiz Costa Lima sees an attack against the anthropomorphism of science in the post-Darwin era (66).
Just as the elm apostrophizes its human interlocutor, it also engages in reverse personification when it "naturalizes" the human, who has died: "All night 1 shall gallop thus, impetuously, / Till your head is a stone, your pillow a little turf, / Echoing, echoing" (Plath 2004, 27).