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apostrophize Syllabification: a·pos·tro·phize
Pronunciation: /əˈpästrəˌfīz/

Definition of apostrophize in English:


[with object]
1 Rhetoric Address an exclamatory passage in a speech or poem to (someone or something).
Example sentences
  • In lyrics, I would claim, this possibility of address reveals a fundamental structure - whether the poem actually apostrophizes anyone or anything.
  • Both frequently apostrophize unidentified addressees, and both manipulate pronouns in intriguing ways, but his lyrics imply mundane, domestic situations.
  • Lucy apostrophizes the elements as her demonic foe.
2Punctuate (a word) with an apostrophe.
Example sentences
  • Personally I think there is a case for omitting the apostrophe when the word which might be apostrophised describes, either on its own or as part of a compound adjective, what sort of noun it is, rather than who it belongs to.
  • I hate when I apostrophize words incorrectly and there is no edit feature.
  • I didn't apostrophize my plurals in my post.

Words that rhyme with apostrophize

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