obelize

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

Definition of obelize

transitive verb

: to designate or annotate with an obelus

First Known Use of obelize

circa 1656, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for obelize

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

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“Obelize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/obelize. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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