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e·pit·o·mize

 (ĭ-pĭt′ə-mīz′)
tr.v. e·pit·o·mized, e·pit·o·miz·ing, e·pit·o·miz·es
1. To make an epitome of; sum up.
2. To be a typical example of: behavior that epitomizes selfishness.

epitomize

(ɪˈpɪtəˌmaɪz) or

epitomise

vb (tr)
1. to be a personification of; typify
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) to make an epitome of
eˈpitomist n
eˌpitomiˈzation, eˌpitomiˈsation n
eˈpitoˌmizer, eˈpitoˌmiser n

e•pit•o•mize

(ɪˈpɪt əˌmaɪz)

v.t. -mized, -miz•ing.
1. to serve as a typical or perfect example of; typify.
2. to make an epitome of; summarize.
[1590–1600]
e•pit`o•mi•za′tion, n.

epitomize


Past participle: epitomized
Gerund: epitomizing

Imperative
epitomize
epitomize
Present
I epitomize
you epitomize
he/she/it epitomizes
we epitomize
you epitomize
they epitomize
Preterite
I epitomized
you epitomized
he/she/it epitomized
we epitomized
you epitomized
they epitomized
Present Continuous
I am epitomizing
you are epitomizing
he/she/it is epitomizing
we are epitomizing
you are epitomizing
they are epitomizing
Present Perfect
I have epitomized
you have epitomized
he/she/it has epitomized
we have epitomized
you have epitomized
they have epitomized
Past Continuous
I was epitomizing
you were epitomizing
he/she/it was epitomizing
we were epitomizing
you were epitomizing
they were epitomizing
Past Perfect
I had epitomized
you had epitomized
he/she/it had epitomized
we had epitomized
you had epitomized
they had epitomized
Future
I will epitomize
you will epitomize
he/she/it will epitomize
we will epitomize
you will epitomize
they will epitomize
Future Perfect
I will have epitomized
you will have epitomized
he/she/it will have epitomized
we will have epitomized
you will have epitomized
they will have epitomized
Future Continuous
I will be epitomizing
you will be epitomizing
he/she/it will be epitomizing
we will be epitomizing
you will be epitomizing
they will be epitomizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been epitomizing
you have been epitomizing
he/she/it has been epitomizing
we have been epitomizing
you have been epitomizing
they have been epitomizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been epitomizing
you will have been epitomizing
he/she/it will have been epitomizing
we will have been epitomizing
you will have been epitomizing
they will have been epitomizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been epitomizing
you had been epitomizing
he/she/it had been epitomizing
we had been epitomizing
you had been epitomizing
they had been epitomizing
Conditional
I would epitomize
you would epitomize
he/she/it would epitomize
we would epitomize
you would epitomize
they would epitomize
Past Conditional
I would have epitomized
you would have epitomized
he/she/it would have epitomized
we would have epitomized
you would have epitomized
they would have epitomized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.epitomize - embody the essential characteristics of or be a typical example ofepitomize - embody the essential characteristics of or be a typical example of; "The fugue typifies Bach's style of composition"
stand for, symbolize, typify, symbolise, represent - express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol; "What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?"

epitomize

verb typify, represent, illustrate, embody, exemplify, symbolize, personify, incarnate The goddess Selene epitomized perfect motherhood.

epitomize

verb
1. To give a recapitulation of the salient facts of:
Informal: recap.
2. To serve as an example, image, or symbol of:
Translations

epitomize

[ɪˈpɪtəmaɪz] VTpersonificar, resumir
he epitomized resistance to the enemyél era el paradigma de la resistencia al enemigo
she epitomizes today's career womanes el prototipo de la mujer de carrera moderna

epitomize

[ɪˈpɪtəmaɪz] vt
(= symbolize) → symboliser
(= be a perfect illustration of) → être la parfaite illustration de

epitomize

epitomize

[ɪˈpɪtəmaɪz] vt (frm) → incarnare
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Liberty, to him, epitomized itself in access to the means of toil.
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In the end Saxon succinctly epitomized their point of view.
This luminous idea was a great addition to his historical acquirements during this half-year, which were otherwise confined to an epitomized history of the Jews.
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James Kudelka, another intriguing choreographer, has been going full tilt at National Ballet of Canada, a company that epitomized classic restraint before Kudelka's arrival eight years ago.
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She films the vicissitudes of place, the traces everywhere of lives lived in economic duress, seemingly epitomized by her study of the men and women who spend their days going from car to car selling sneakers and bric-a-brac amid the traffic at the Romanian border with Hungary.