[ suhm-uh-rahyz ]
/ ˈsʌm əˌraɪz /

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.
Also especially British, sum·ma·rise.

Origin of summarize

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

Related forms Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for summarization

  • They swept through a summarization of the Nucleus as a whole during that critical period.

    Cubs of the Wolf|Raymond F. Jones

British Dictionary definitions for summarization



/ (ˈsʌməˌraɪz) /


(tr) to make or be a summary of; express concisely

Derived Forms

summarizable or summarisable, adjectivesummarization or summarisation, nounsummarizer, summariser or summarist, noun
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