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Synonyms and Antonyms of characterize

  1. 1 to point out the chief quality or qualities of an individual or group <how would you characterize the mission of this environmental organization?> Synonyms character, define, depict, describe, portray, represent Related Words categorize, classify, pigeonhole, type; color, identify, indicate, name, specify; distinguish, individualize, mark, particularize, stamp

  2. 2 to be an important feature of <an unsightly rash characterizes chicken pox> Synonyms distinguish, mark Related Words differentiate; customize, individualize, particularize

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