summarize

[suhm-uh-rahyz]
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verb (used with object), sum·ma·rized, sum·ma·riz·ing.

to make a summary of; state or express in a concise form.
to constitute a summary of.

Nearby words

  1. summae,
  2. summand,
  3. summarily,
  4. summarise,
  5. summarization,
  6. summary,
  7. summary court-martial,
  8. summary judgment,
  9. summary offence,
  10. summary proceeding

Also especially British, sum·ma·rise.

Origin of summarize

First recorded in 1870–75; summar(y) + -ize

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British Dictionary definitions for summarise

summarize

summarise

verb

(tr) to make or be a summary of; express concisely
Derived Formssummarizable or summarisable, adjectivesummarization or summarisation, nounsummarizer, summariser or summarist, noun

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Word Origin and History for summarise
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