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characterize

[ kar-ik-tuh-rahyz ]
/ 藞k忙r 瑟k t蓹藢ra瑟z /
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verb (used with object), char路ac路ter路ized, char路ac路ter路iz路ing.
to mark or distinguish as a characteristic; be a characteristic of: Rich metaphors characterize his poetry.
to describe the character or individual quality of: He characterized her in a few well-chosen words.
to attribute character to: to characterize him as a coward.
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Also especially British, char路ac路ter路ise .

Origin of characterize

1585鈥95; <Medieval Latin charact膿riz膩re<Greek charakt膿r铆zein.See character, -ize

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British Dictionary definitions for characterize

characterize

characterise

/ (藞k忙r瑟kt蓹藢ra瑟z) /

verb (tr)
to be a characteristic ofloneliness characterized the place
to distinguish or mark as a characteristic
to describe or portray the character of

Derived forms of characterize

characterizable or characterisable, adjectivecharacterizer or characteriser, noun
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