apostrophize definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to deal with by or speak or write in apostrophe.
    • to handle by apostrophe.
    • To contract by omitting a letter or letters; in addition, to mark with an apostrophe (') or apostrophes.
  • verb:
    • to make use of the apostrophe figure of message on paper or speech
    • to add more than one apostrophe characters to text to indicate lacking letters
    • usage an apostrophe
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To use the rhetorical figure known as apostrophe.
  • others:
    • In rhetoric, to address by apostrophe.
    • to produce an apostrophe or quick digressive target in speaking; talk in the way of an apostrophe.
    • Also spelled apostrophise.
    • In sentence structure: To omit a letter or letters. To mark such omission utilizing the indication (').

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