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epitomize

[ ih-pit-uh-mahyz ]
/ 瑟藞p瑟t 蓹藢ma瑟z /
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Definition of epitomize

verb (used with object), e路pit路o路mized, e路pit路o路miz路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路pit路o路mise .

Origin of epitomize

First recorded in 1590鈥1600; epitom(e) + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM epitomize

e路pit路o路mi路za路tion, noune路pit路o路miz路er, nounun路e路pit路o路mized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for epitomize

epitomize

epitomise

/ (瑟藞p瑟t蓹藢ma瑟z) /

verb (tr)
to be a personification of; typify
to make an epitome of

Derived forms of epitomize

epitomist, nounepitomization or epitomisation, nounepitomizer or epitomiser, noun
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