apostrophize

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Etymology[edit]

apostrophe +‎ -ize

Verb[edit]

apostrophize (third-person singular simple present apostrophizes, present participle apostrophizing, simple past and past participle apostrophized)

  1. (transitive) To deliver an apostrophe (an exclamatory speech) to someone, especially someone not present.
  2. To add one or more apostrophe characters to text to indicate missing letters.

Derived terms[edit]

  1. mis-apostrophize

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