Definition of epitomize in English:

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epitomize

Pronunciation: /əˈpidəˌmīz/

verb

[with object]
1Be a perfect example of: Hearst’s newspapers epitomized bare-knuckle yellow journalism
More example sentences
  • These two last examples epitomize the murkiness besetting a serious examination of the occupation of early modem peoples and the identities they derived from their work.
  • They lost 18 wickets in a day that epitomised their fragility perfectly.
  • There is something about them that seems to epitomise local journalism.
2 archaic Give a summary of (a written work).
Example sentences
  • A number summarize whole books with replies to subsequent criticism or epitomize decades of work of an author in two-dozen pages.

Derivatives

epitomization

Pronunciation: /iˌpitəmiˈzāSHən/
noun
Example sentences
  • Why the play doesn't quite take off, with all these echoes and epitomisations, and with sharp characterisation and acting, is mysterious.

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Syllabification: e·pit·o·mize

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