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apostrophize

a·pos·tro·phize

apostrophize

 
pronunciation:
pa str faIz
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: apostrophized, apostrophizes, apostrophizing
definition: to address (a person, usu. absent, or a personified object or idea).
He apostrophized her virtue in the sonnet.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to speak or write as an address to a usu. absent person or personified object or idea.
He often apostrophizes in his class presentations.