Apostrophise



to address by .
to utter an .
Historical Examples

From Kew he turned to the great guardsman, and taking him by the coat began to apostrophise him.
The Newcomes William Makepeace Thackeray

But it’s not worth your while to apostrophise me, or the air, about it; what you want to do, you do.
A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens

But, what is this rubbing against me, as I apostrophise Madame Doche?
Reprinted Pieces Charles Dickens

It is difficult in such poetry not to apostrophise one’s subject as Whitman did.
The Silent Isle Arthur Christopher Benson

It is this statue which immigrants, on their way to Ellis Island, are wont to apostrophise.
American Sketches Charles Whibley

Finally he rushed to the door, from the threshold of which he began to apostrophise his friend with excited gestures.
The Grandee Armando Palacio Valds

He paused before the absurd epitome to apostrophise, wagged a finger at it, and got wag for wag.
Little Novels of Italy Maurice Henry Hewlett

I took the liberty of transposing three pronouns from the first person to the second, so as to apostrophise our Boche brethren.
Cavalry of the Clouds Alan Bott

But, suddenly he turned his head and in a fit of paternal indignation began to apostrophise young Angiolo Mascara.
The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Emile Zola

verb
(transitive) (rhetoric) to address an apostrophe to

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