atticize

verb

at·​ti·​cize
-ˌsīz
-ed/-ing/-s
often capitalized

transitive verb

: to make conformable to Athenian or Greek language or customs

intransitive verb

1
: to favor or side with the Athenians
2
: to speak or write in Attic

Word History

Etymology

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

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Dictionary Entries Near atticize

Cite this Entry

“Atticize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/atticize. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!