parenthesize

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

Definition of parenthesize

transitive verb

: to make a parenthesis of : enclose within parentheses

First Known Use of parenthesize

1788, in the meaning defined above

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“Parenthesize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parenthesize. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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