aphorize

verb
aph·​o·​rize | \ ˈa-fə-ˌrīz How to pronounce aphorize (audio) \
aphorized; aphorizing

Definition of aphorize

intransitive verb

: to write or speak in or as if in aphorisms

First Known Use of aphorize

1669, in the meaning defined above

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“Aphorize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aphorize. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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