[ kar-ik-tuh-rahyz ]
/ ˈkær ɪk təˌraɪz /
verb (used with object), char·ac·ter·ized, char·ac·ter·iz·ing.
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Also especially British, char·ac·ter·ise.
Origin of characterize
OTHER WORDS FROM characterize
char·ac·ter·iz·a·ble, adjectivechar·ac·ter·iz·er, nounmis·char·ac·ter·ize, verb (used with object), mis·char·ac·ter·ized, mis·char·ac·ter·iz·ing.non·char·ac·ter·ized, adjective
re·char·ac·ter·ize, verb (used with object), re·char·ac·ter·ized, re·char·ac·ter·iz·ing.un·char·ac·ter·ized, adjectivewell-char·ac·ter·ized, adjective
Words nearby characterize
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Example sentences from the Web for mischaracterize
Yet the MPD continues to downplay these concerns, going so far as to mischaracterize the facts of my case.In Washington, Sexual Assault Victims Find Justice Elusive||February 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Yet to say that both Obama and Romney are hiding their “real” natures beneath contradictory positions is to mischaracterize them.Mitt Romney’s No More Of a Mystery Than Barack Obama|Lee Siegel|February 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for mischaracterize
/ (ˈkærɪktəˌraɪz) /
to be a characteristic ofloneliness characterized the place
to distinguish or mark as a characteristic
to describe or portray the character of
Derived forms of characterizecharacterizable or characterisable, adjectivecharacterizer or characteriser, noun
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