verb (apostrophizes, apostrophizing, apostrophized)
- To use the apostrophe figure of speech in writing or speech
- He would apostrophize execessively which made his writing tiresome.
:: (c1850): You little thought," said Mr. Pumblechook, apostrophizing the fowl in the dish, "when you was a young fledgling, what was in store for you. Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens.
- To add one or more apostrophe characters to text to indicate missing letters.
- Turning away from.
:: Also used by Thomas Hardy, Charlotte Bronte.
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