Wording
Word Word, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Worded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wording}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To express in words; to phrase. [1913 Webster]

The apology for the king is the same, but worded with greater deference to that great prince. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

2. To ply with words; also, to cause to be by the use of a word or words. [Obs.] --Howell. [1913 Webster]

3. To flatter with words; to cajole. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{To word it}, to bandy words; to dispute. [Obs.] ``To word it with a shrew.'' --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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