Meaning of parenthesize


Pronunciation: (pu-ren'thu-sīz"), [key]
— -sized, -siz•ing.
  1. to insert (a word, phrase, etc.) as a parenthesis.
  2. to put between marks of parenthesis: to parenthesize the pronunciation of a word.
  3. to interlard with parenthetic remarks, as a speech.
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