parenthesize

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Etymology[edit]

parenthesis +‎ -ize

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /pəˈɹɛnθ.ə.saɪz/

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parenthesize ‎(third-person singular simple present parenthesizes, present participle parenthesizing, simple past and past participle parenthesized)

  1. To place text in parentheses.
    • 1918, William Strunk Jr., Elements of Style, Ithaca, N.Y.: Priv. print. [Geneva, N.Y.: Press of W. F. Humphrey], [1]
      When a wholly detached expression or sentence is parenthesized, the final stop comes before the last mark of parenthesis.
  2. To interject.
    • 1871, Alexander Innes Shand, Against Time, Littell & Gay, p. 66, [2]
      "Heaven grant it!" parenthesized Lord Rushbrook.
    • 1894, Vogue, Condé Nast Publications, Vol. 3, p. iv, [3]
      "He is a friend of mine!" the Lieutenant parenthesized abruptly.

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