an-thi-mer'-i-a from Gk. anti- “instead of” and mereia “a part”

Substitution of one part of speech for another (such as a noun used as a verb).
  I've been Republicaned all I care to be this election year.
Noun used as verb.

Did you see the way those blockers defenced on that last play?
Noun used as verb.

Feel bad? Strike up some music and have a good sing.
Verb used as noun.

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  Sources: Peacham (1577) H4v

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