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Definition of apostrophize verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    apostrophize

     verb
    (British English also -ise) verb
    BrE BrE//əˈpɒstrəfaɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈpɑːstrəfaɪz//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they apostrophize
    BrE BrE//əˈpɒstrəfaɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈpɑːstrəfaɪz//
     
    he / she / it apostrophizes
    BrE BrE//əˈpɒstrəfaɪzɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈpɑːstrəfaɪzɪz//
     
    past simple apostrophized
    BrE BrE//əˈpɒstrəfaɪzd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈpɑːstrəfaɪzd//
     
    past participle apostrophized
    BrE BrE//əˈpɒstrəfaɪzd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈpɑːstrəfaɪzd//
     
    -ing form apostrophizing
    BrE BrE//əˈpɒstrəfaɪzɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈpɑːstrəfaɪzɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1(specialist) apostrophize somebody to address what you are saying, or a poem, a speech in a play, etc. to a particular person
  2. 2apostrophize something to add apostrophes to a piece of writing
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: apostrophize