characterise


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characterise


Past participle: characterised
Gerund: characterising

Imperative
characterise
characterise
Present
I characterise
you characterise
he/she/it characterises
we characterise
you characterise
they characterise
Preterite
I characterised
you characterised
he/she/it characterised
we characterised
you characterised
they characterised
Present Continuous
I am characterising
you are characterising
he/she/it is characterising
we are characterising
you are characterising
they are characterising
Present Perfect
I have characterised
you have characterised
he/she/it has characterised
we have characterised
you have characterised
they have characterised
Past Continuous
I was characterising
you were characterising
he/she/it was characterising
we were characterising
you were characterising
they were characterising
Past Perfect
I had characterised
you had characterised
he/she/it had characterised
we had characterised
you had characterised
they had characterised
Future
I will characterise
you will characterise
he/she/it will characterise
we will characterise
you will characterise
they will characterise
Future Perfect
I will have characterised
you will have characterised
he/she/it will have characterised
we will have characterised
you will have characterised
they will have characterised
Future Continuous
I will be characterising
you will be characterising
he/she/it will be characterising
we will be characterising
you will be characterising
they will be characterising
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been characterising
you have been characterising
he/she/it has been characterising
we have been characterising
you have been characterising
they have been characterising
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been characterising
you will have been characterising
he/she/it will have been characterising
we will have been characterising
you will have been characterising
they will have been characterising
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been characterising
you had been characterising
he/she/it had been characterising
we had been characterising
you had been characterising
they had been characterising
Conditional
I would characterise
you would characterise
he/she/it would characterise
we would characterise
you would characterise
they would characterise
Past Conditional
I would have characterised
you would have characterised
he/she/it would have characterised
we would have characterised
you would have characterised
they would have characterised
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.characterise - be characteristic of; "What characterizes a Venetian painting?"
differentiate, distinguish, mark - be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense; "His modesty distinguishes him from his peers"
individuate - give individual character to
define - determine the nature of; "What defines a good wine?"
2.characterise - describe or portray the character or the qualities or peculiarities of; "You can characterize his behavior as that of an egotist"; "This poem can be characterized as a lament for a dead lover"
think of, remember - keep in mind for attention or consideration; "Remember the Alamo"; "Remember to call your mother every day!"; "Think of the starving children in India!"
differentiate, distinguish, mark - be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense; "His modesty distinguishes him from his peers"
stamp - reveal clearly as having a certain character; "His playing stamps him as a Romantic"
Translations
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character

(ˈkӕrəktə) noun
1. the set of qualities that make someone or something different from others; type. You can tell a man's character from his handwriting; Publicity of this character is not good for the firm.
2. a set of qualities that are considered admirable in some way. He showed great character in dealing with the danger.
3. reputation. They tried to damage his character.
4. a person in a play, novel etc. Rosencrantz is a minor character in Shakespeare's `Hamlet'.
5. an odd or amusing person. This fellow's quite a character!
6. a letter used in typing etc. Some characters on this typewriter are broken.
ˌcharacterˈistic adjective
(negative uncharacteristic) typical (of a person etc). He spoke with characteristic shyness; That kind of behaviour is characteristic of him.
noun
a typical quality. It is one of his characteristics to be obstinate.
ˌcharacteˈristically adverb
ˈcharacterize, ˈcharacterise verb
1. to be the obvious feature of. The giraffe is characterized by its long neck.
2. to describe (as). She characterized him as weak and indecisive.
ˌcharacteriˈzation, ˌcharacteriˈsation noun
References in classic literature ?
Stryver, I claim to characterise for myself--And understand me, sir," said Mr.
Nor did the Templar, an infidel of another stamp, justly characterise his associate, when he said Front-de-B
But in all, and in almost every line of each, there was a want of that cheerfulness which had been used to characterise her style, and which, proceeding from the serenity of a mind at ease with itself and kindly disposed towards everyone, had been scarcely ever clouded.