verb (used with object), e·pit·o·mized, e·pit·o·miz·ing.
to contain or represent in small compass; serve as a typical example of; typify: This meadow epitomizes the beauty of the whole area.
to make an epitome of: to epitomize an argument.
Also especially British, e·pit·o·mise.Related formse·pit·o·mi·za·tion, noune·pit·o·miz·er, nounun·e·pit·o·mized, adjective
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Historical Examples of epitomised
It was thus that I epitomised the recent history of my old camarados.
Yes, that was the point of it and the reason it epitomised him.
This law has been epitomised by Spencer as the 'survival of the fittest.'
Briefly and infrequently written, they epitomised the wanderer's life.
It epitomised all that Josie Fifer had missed of beauty and homage and success.
British Dictionary definitions for epitomised
Derived Formsepitomist, nounepitomization or epitomisation, nounepitomizer or epitomiser, noun
to be a personification of; typify
to make an epitome of
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Word Origin and History for epitomised
1590s, "shorten, condense," from epitome + -ize. Meaning "typify, embody" is from 1620s. Related: Epitomized; epitomizing; epitomizes.
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