epitomize

  • 1 Epitomize — E*pit o*mize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Epitomized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Epitomizing}.] 1. To make an epitome of; to shorten or abridge, as a writing or discourse; to reduce within a smaller space; as, to epitomize the works of Justin. [1913 Webster] 2.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 epitomize — [v1] typify characterize, embody, exemplify, illustrate, mean, model, personify, represent, stand for, symbolize; concept 644 epitomize [v2] encapsulate abbreviate, abridge, capsulize, compress, condense, contract, cut, digest, reduce, shorten,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 3 epitomize — index abridge (shorten), abstract (summarize), condense, extract, review Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 epitomize — 1590s, shorten, condense, from EPITOME (Cf. epitome) + IZE (Cf. ize). Meaning typify, embody is from 1620s. Related: Epitomized; epitomizing; epitomizes …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 epitomize — (Amer.) e pit·o·mize || maɪz v. summarize, typify, exemplify (also epitomise) …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 6 epitomize — (also epitomise) ► VERB 1) be a perfect example of. 2) archaic summarize (a written work) …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 epitomize — [i pit′əmīz΄] vt. epitomized, epitomizing to make or be an epitome of epitomizer n …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 epitomize — UK [ɪˈpɪtəmaɪz] / US [ɪˈpɪtəˌmaɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms epitomize : present tense I/you/we/they epitomize he/she/it epitomizes present participle epitomizing past tense epitomized past participle epitomized to be the best possible example …

    English dictionary

  • 9 epitomize — epitomization, n. epitomizer, n. /i pit euh muyz /, v.t., epitomized, epitomizing. 1. to contain or represent in small compass; serve as a typical example of; typify: This meadow epitomizes the beauty of the whole area. 2. to make an epitome of:… …

    Universalium

  • 10 epitomize — verb a nation that has come to epitomize socialism Syn: embody, encapsulate, typify, exemplify, represent, manifest, symbolize, illustrate, sum up; personify; formal reify …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 11 epitomize — transitive verb ( mized; mizing) Date: 1594 1. to make or give an epitome of 2. to serve as the typical or ideal example of …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 12 epitomize — verb /əˈpɪt.əˌmaɪz/ a) To make an epitome of. The framework of Combinatory Categorial Grammar epitomizes the rule based generalized categorial architecture. b) To be an epitome of. Syn: sum up …

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  • 13 Epitomize — Конспектировать, сокращать …

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  • 14 epitomize — Synonyms and related words: abbreviate, abridge, abstract, bob, boil down, capsulize, clip, compress, condense, contract, crop, curtail, cut, cut back, cut down, cut off short, cut short, digest, dock, elide, emblematize, embody, exemplify, fit… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 15 epitomize — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. outline, summarize, condense; see compress , decrease 2 , summarize . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. typify, represent, exemplify, embody. III (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb 1. To give a recapitulation of the salient facts… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 16 epitomize — e|pit|o|mize also epitomise BrE [ıˈpıtəmaız] v [T] to be a very typical example of something ▪ This building epitomizes the spirit of the nineteenth century …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 epitomize — e|pit|o|mize [ ı pıtə,maız ] verb transitive FORMAL to be the best possible example of a particular type of thing: Singapore s Changi airport epitomizes the state s efficiency …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 epitomize — [[t]ɪpɪ̱təmaɪz[/t]] epitomizes, epitomizing, epitomized VERB If you say that something or someone epitomizes a particular thing, you mean that they are a perfect example of it. [be V ed by n] Lyonnais cooking is epitomized by the so called… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 epitomize — or epitomise verb 1》 be a perfect example of. 2》 archaic summarize (a written work). Derivatives epitomization noun …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 20 epitomize — v. a. Abridge, abstract, summarize, abbreviate, shorten, condense, reduce, contract, make an abstract of …

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