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epitomize (v.)

1590s, "shorten, condense, abridge," from epitome + -ize. Meaning "typify, embody" is from 1620s. Related: Epitomized; epitomizing; epitomizes.

updated on September 03, 2014

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Definitions of epitomize from WordNet

epitomize (v.)
embody the essential characteristics of or be a typical example of;
Synonyms: typify / epitomise
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