[ ih-pit-uh-mahyz ]
/ ɪˈpɪt əˌmaɪz /
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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.
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Also especially British, e·pit·o·mise .
OTHER WORDS FROM epitomizee·pit·o·mi·za·tion, noune·pit·o·miz·er, nounun·e·pit·o·mized, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for epitomize
It would be the nth degree in the epitomization of the ego to kill and get away with it.
British Dictionary definitions for epitomize
/ (ɪˈpɪtəˌmaɪz) /
to be a personification of; typify
to make an epitome of
Derived forms of epitomizeepitomist, nounepitomization or epitomisation, nounepitomizer or epitomiser, noun
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