Definition of Epitomize

1. Verb. Embody the essential characteristics of or be a typical example of. "The fugue typifies Bach's style of composition"

Exact synonyms: Epitomise, Typify
Generic synonyms: Represent, Stand For, Symbolise, Symbolize, Typify
Derivative terms: Epitome, Epitome, Epitome, Epitome, Type, Type, Type, Typification



Definition of Epitomize

1. v. t. 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.

Definition of Epitomize

1. Verb. To make an epitome of. ¹

2. Verb. To be an epitome of. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Epitomize

1. [v -MIZED, -MIZING, -MIZES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Epitomize

epitomai
epitomator
epitomators
epitome
epitomes
epitomic
epitomical
epitomise
epitomised
epitomises
epitomising
epitomist
epitomistic
epitomists
epitomize (current term)
epitomized
epitomizer
epitomizers
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epitomy
epitonic
epitopal
epitope
epitope library
epitope mapping
epitopes
epitopic
epitoxoid

Literary usage of Epitomize

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1. The London Medical Gazette (1850)
"... as it were, epitomize» their moral condition, leaving very little to- be added. Su»p'cion is another feature which is pretty constant in the emotional ..."

2. Proceedings of the 250th Anniversary of Old Bridgewater, Mass. at West (1907)
"On the first floor there is a large assembly hall and on the four walls are a number of memorial tablets, the inscriptions of which practically epitomize ..."

3. A Text book of alkaloidal practice by William Francis Waugh, Wallace C. Abbott (1907)
"To epitomize:—The essential things in an uncomplicated case are therefore: To keep the bowels well cleaned out as just directed; to arrest fermentation and ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"The solution of the difficulty is to be found in the fact that John of Damascus did not epitomize the contenta of the "Panarion", but copied it verbatim. ..."

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