spheterize

transitive verb

sphet·​er·​ize
ˈsfetəˌrīz
-ed/-ing/-s
: to take for one's own : appropriate

Word History

Etymology

Greek spheterizein, from spheteros their own, their (from spheis they) + -izein -ize; akin to Latin se oneself

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“Spheterize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spheterize. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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