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 .
- e·pit·o·mi·za·tion, noun
- e·pit·o·miz·er, noun
- un·e·pit·o·mized, adjective
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How to use epitomize in a sentence
And then, it's not often you get the chance of seeing a whole development quite so concisely epitomised as we've had it here.Mushroom Town | Oliver Onions
It has been well epitomised as the "day-dream of an artist who has saturated his mind with the past."Romance of Roman Villas | Elizabeth W. (Elizbeth Williams) Champney
Once epitomised for the Reading, the printed version, at least of the report, was left altogether intact.Charles Dickens as a Reader | Charles Kent
This law has been epitomised by Spencer as the 'survival of the fittest.'Darwinism (1889) | Alfred Russel Wallace
It is epitomised in the untranslatable epigram—Claustrum sine armario (est) quasi castrum sine armamentario.Old English Libraries | Ernest Savage
British Dictionary definitions for epitomize
to be a personification of; typify
to make an epitome of
- epitomist, noun
- epitomization or epitomisation, noun
- epitomizer or epitomiser, noun
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