He likes small windows and greatly dislikes the sweeping areas of glass and metal that characterise the work of Richard Rogers.
I am not preparing to characterise Gutchkov, whose sincere patriotism I do not doubt.
This condition the Sufis characterise as self-annihilation (Fana).
They had their share, unquestionably, along with other influences which it would be inhuman to characterise as mere follies.
What beast save the goat could characterise Alexander and his reign?
To say that Roblado was furious would be to characterise very faintly the state he was in.
characterise the work of Praxiteles, comparing it with that of Phidias.
The book perfectly renders the disillusion, languor and sentimentality which characterise a self-centred scepticism.
Discord continued to characterise the relations of the two bodies.
The eighteenth lays down the distinctions which should characterise an Athrava, or priest.
1590s, "to engrave, write," back-formation from characterization, or else from Medieval Latin characterizare, from Greek kharakterizein "to designate by a characteristic mark," from kharakter (see character). Meaning "to describe the qualities of" is recorded from 1630s; that of "to be characteristic" is from 1744. Related: Characterized; characterizing.