summarize

[ 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.

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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 summarize

summarize

summarise

/ (ˈsʌməˌraɪz) /

verb

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

Derived forms of summarize

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