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anthimeria (plural anthimerias)
- (rhetoric) The use of a word from one word class or part of speech as if it were from another. Typically, and for example, the use of a noun as if it were a verb.
the use of a word from one word class or part of speech as if it were from another
- Corbett, Edward P. J., Classical Rhetoric for the Modern Student. Oxford University Press, New York, 1971