often capitalized

transitive verb

: to make conformable to Athenian or Greek language or customs

intransitive verb

: to favor or side with the Athenians
: to speak or write in Attic

Word History


Attic entry 1 + ize, after Greek attikizein, from Attikos + -izein -ize

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“Atticize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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