obelize
transitive verb (-lized; -lizing) Date: circa 1656 to designate or annotate with an obelus

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  • Obelize — Ob e*lize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Obelized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Obelizing}.] [Gr. obeli zein, fr. obelo s. See {Obelus}.] To designate with an obelus; to mark as doubtful or spirituous. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • obelize — [äb′ə līz΄] vt. obelized, obelizing [Gr obelizein] to mark with an obelus …   English World dictionary

  • obelize — obelism, n. /ob euh luyz /, v.t., obelized, obelizing. to mark (a word or passage) with an obelus. Also, esp. Brit., obelise. [1605 15; < Gk obelízein, equiv. to obel(ós) OBELUS + izein IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • obelize — verb to mark a written or printed passage with an obelus …   Wiktionary

  • Obelize — Отмечать крестиком …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • obelize — or obelise ɒb(ə)lʌɪz verb mark (a spurious or doubtful word or passage) with an obelus. Origin C17: from Gk obelizein, in the same sense …   English new terms dictionary

  • obelize — ob·e·lize …   English syllables

  • obelize —   v.t. mark with obelus; especially to mark as spurious …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • obelize — v.tr. (also ise) mark with an obelus as spurious etc. Etymology: Gk obelizo f. obelos: see OBELISK …   Useful english dictionary

  • Obelized — Obelize Ob e*lize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Obelized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Obelizing}.] [Gr. obeli zein, fr. obelo s. See {Obelus}.] To designate with an obelus; to mark as doubtful or spirituous. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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