Definition of Atticize

1. v. t. To conform or make conformable to the language, customs, etc., of Attica.



2. v. i. To side with the Athenians.

Definition of Atticize

1. Verb. To side with the Athenians. ¹

2. Verb. To use the Attic idiom or style; to conform to the customs or modes of thought of the Athenians. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Atticize

1. to use atticisms [v -CIZED, -CIZING, -CIZES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Atticize

attestedly
attester
attesters
attesteth
attesting
attestive
attestor
attestors
attests
attic
attic fan
atticism
atticisms
atticist
atticists
atticize (current term)
atticized
atticizes
atticizing
atticky
atticless
atticlike
atticomastoid
atticotomy
attics
attiguous
attiguousness
attilas
attinge
attinged

Literary usage of Atticize

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Sounds and Inflections of the Greek Dialects: Ionic by Herbert Weir Smyth (1894)
"The Ionic rj is retained except by those who atticize outright. Plutarch rarely swerves from the original. t in place of о in -oto verbs is found in Clemens ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"... while some atticize, eg the Cappadocians and Synesius. The Latin Fathers are often less classical. Tertullian is a Latin Carlyle; lie knew Greek, ..."

3. The Early Literary Career of Robert Browning: Four Lectures by Thomas Raynesford Lounsbury (1911)
"I only wish he would atticize a little," he wrote early in the forties. " Few of the Athenians have such a quarry on their property, but they constructed ..."

4. Gabriele Zerbi, Gerontocomia: On the Care of the Aged, & Maximianus, Elegies ...by Gabriele de Zerbis, Levi Robert Lind by Gabriele de Zerbis, Levi Robert Lind (1988)
"... in the liberal arts, courtly, let him avoid mere blather,587 that is, stupid and over-eager elocution, let him not atticize or sici- ..."

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