pa·​ren·​the·​size pə-ˈren(t)-thə-ˌsīz How to pronounce parenthesize (audio)
parenthesized; parenthesizing

transitive verb

: to make a parenthesis of : enclose within parentheses

Word History

First Known Use

1788, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of parenthesize was in 1788

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Cite this Entry

“Parenthesize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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