Pronunciation: (at'u-sīz"), [key]
—v., -cized, -ciz•ing. (often cap.)
1. to affect Attic style, usages, etc.; intermingle with Attic elements.
2. to favor or side with the Athenians.
to make conformable to Attic usage. Also, esp. Brit.,at'ti•cise".
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