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Epitomize definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

EPIT'OMIZE, v.t. To shorten or abridge, as a writing or discourse; to abstract, in a summary, the principal matters of a book; to contract into a narrower compass. Xiphilin epitomized Dion's Roman History.
1. To diminish; to curtail. [Less proper.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: embody the essential characteristics of or be a typical example of; "The fugue typifies Bach's style of composition" [syn: typify, epitomize, epitomise]

Merriam Webster's

transitive verb (-mized; -mizing) Date: 1594 1. to make or give an epitome of 2. to serve as the typical or ideal example of

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.tr. (also -ise) 1 be a perfect example of (a quality etc.); typify. 2 make an epitome of (a work). Derivatives: epitomization n.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Epitomize E*pit"o*mize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Epitomized; p. pr. & vb. n. Epitomizing.] 1. To make an epitome of; to shorten or abridge, as a writing or discourse; to reduce within a smaller space; as, to epitomize the works of Justin. 2. To diminish, as by cutting off something; to curtail; as, to epitomize words. [Obs.] --Addison.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(epitomizes, epitomizing, epitomized) Note: in BRIT, also use 'epitomise' If you say that something or someone epitomizes a particular thing, you mean that they are a perfect example of it. Lyonnais cooking is epitomized by the so-called 'bouchons'. ...the sleek lift that epitomized the hotel's glossy decor. VERB: be V-ed by n, V n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. a. Abridge, abstract, summarize, abbreviate, shorten, condense, reduce, contract, make an abstract of.

Moby Thesaurus

abbreviate, abridge, abstract, bob, boil down, capsulize, clip, compress, condense, contract, crop, curtail, cut, cut back, cut down, cut off short, cut short, digest, dock, elide, emblematize, embody, exemplify, fit the pattern, foreshorten, illustrate, incarnate, incorporate, inventory, lead the way, mirror, mow, nip, nutshell, outline, personify, poll, pollard, prune, reap, recap, recapitulate, reduce, represent, retrench, set an example, set the pace, shave, shear, shorten, snub, stunt, sum, sum up, summarize, summate, symbolize, synopsize, tabulate, take in, telescope, trim, truncate, typify



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