Definition of epitomize in English:


Line breaks: epit¦om|ize
Pronunciation: /ɪˈpɪtəmʌɪz
, ɛ-/
(also epitomise)


[with object]
  • 2 archaic Give a summary of (a written work): for the benefit of our readers, we will epitomize the pamphlet
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    • A number summarize whole books with replies to subsequent criticism or epitomize decades of work of an author in two-dozen pages.



Pronunciation: /-ˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
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  • 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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