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[suhm-uh-rahyz] /ˈsʌm əˌraɪz/
verb (used with object), summarized, summarizing.
to make a summary of; state or express in a concise form.
to constitute a summary of.
Also, especially British, summarise.
Origin of summarize
First recorded in 1870-75; summar(y) + -ize
Related forms
summarizable, adjective
summarization, noun
summarizer, summarist, noun
unsummarizable, adjective
unsummarized, adjective
well-summarized, adjective Unabridged
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Historical Examples
  • Briefly, the steps that were now taken to give us the Cathedral which we have may be summarised as follows.

    The Story of Chartres Cecil Headlam
  • On their way back Corona summarised him as "a truly Christian tradesman."

    Brother Copas Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • The process of firing one of these guns may thus be summarised.

  • I have only summarised the full legend on the lines adopted by Dr. Tylor.

    Folklore as an Historical Science George Laurence Gomme
  • The defences set up by theologians against the scientific advance may be summarised under two heads.

    Religion & Sex Chapman Cohen
  • The position was summarised in an article in the Detroit Free Press.

    Women in Modern Industry B. L. Hutchins
  • The judgment was confined to the declarations of the law, which were summarised.

  • What we have learned from these three sources may be summarised as follows.

  • The accusations brought by the visitors can be summarised under two headings, superstitions and scandalous living.

    Woman under Monasticism Lina Eckenstein
  • I have summarised an argument which was really prolonged and very acrimonious.

    Rest Harrow Maurice Hewlett
British Dictionary definitions for summarised


(transitive) to make or be a summary of; express concisely
Derived Forms
summarizable, summarisable, adjective
summarization, summarisation, noun
summarizer, summariser, summarist, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for summarised



1837, American English, from summary + -ize. Related: Summarized; summarizing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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