obe·​lize ˈä-bə-ˌlīz How to pronounce obelize (audio)
 also  ˈō-
obelized; obelizing

transitive verb

: to designate or annotate with an obelus

Word History


borrowed from Greek obelízein, from obelós obelus + -izein -ize

First Known Use

circa 1656, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of obelize was circa 1656

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Cite this Entry

“Obelize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/obelize. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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