parenthesize
transitive verb (-sized; -sizing) Date: 1837 to make a parenthesis of ; enclose within parentheses

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  • parenthesize — [pə ren′thəsīz΄] vt. parenthesized, parenthesizing 1. a) to insert (a word, phrase, etc.) as a parenthesis b) to put into parentheses: see PARENTHESIS, sense 2 2. to place a parenthesis within [to parenthesize a talk with jokes] …   English World dictionary

  • Parenthesize — Pa*ren the*size (p[.a]*r[e^]n th[ e]*s[imac]z), v. t. To make a parenthesis of; to include within parenthetical marks. Lowell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • parenthesize — index interpose Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • parenthesize — (Amer.) pa ren·the·size || pÉ™ renθɪsaɪz v. put in parentheses, enclose in parentheses; use a parenthetical expression (also parenthesise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • parenthesize — /peuh ren theuh suyz /, v.t., parenthesized, parenthesizing. 1. to insert (a word, phrase, etc.) as a parenthesis. 2. to put between marks of parenthesis: to parenthesize the pronunciation of a word. 3. to interlard with parenthetic remarks, as a …   Universalium

  • parenthesize — verb /pəˈɹɛnθ.ə.saɪz/ To place text in parentheses …   Wiktionary

  • parenthesize — pa·ren·the·size …   English syllables

  • parenthesize — pa•ren•the•size [[t]pəˈrɛn θəˌsaɪz[/t]] v. t. sized, siz•ing to put between marks of parenthesis …   From formal English to slang

  • parenthesize — v.tr. (also ise) 1 (also absol.) insert as a parenthesis. 2 put into brackets or similar punctuation …   Useful english dictionary

  • parenthesized — parenthesize (Amer.) pa ren·the·size || pÉ™ renθɪsaɪz v. put in parentheses, enclose in parentheses; use a parenthetical expression (also parenthesise) …   English contemporary dictionary

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