- 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.
Origin of epitomize
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Examples from the Web for epitomised
It was thus that I epitomised the recent history of my old camarados.The Wild Huntress
Yes, that was the point of it and the reason it epitomised him.This Freedom
A. S. M. Hutchinson
This law has been epitomised by Spencer as the 'survival of the fittest.'Darwinism (1889)
Alfred Russel Wallace
Briefly and infrequently written, they epitomised the wanderer's life.The Turtles of Tasman
It epitomised all that Josie Fifer had missed of beauty and homage and success.Cheerful--By Request
- to be a personification of; typify
- to make an epitome of
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Word Origin and History for epitomised
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