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epitomize

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of epitomize

  1. 1 to make into a short statement of the main points (as of a report) <his personal code of behavior on the playing field is epitomized by his favorite saying, “Nice guys finish last”> Synonyms abstract, boil down, brief, digest, encapsulate, summarize, outline, recap, recapitulate, reprise, sum up, synopsize, wrap upRelated Words abridge, condense, curtail, cut back, shorten; downsize, shrink; concentrate, consolidate; decoct, essentialize; simplify, streamlineNear Antonyms elongate, extend, lengthen, prolong, protract; amplify, elaborate (on or upon), enlarge (on or upon), expand, supplement

  2. 2 to represent in visible form <the Parthenon in Athens epitomizes the ancient Greek ideal of architectural beauty> Synonyms body, embody, express, externalize, incarnate, incorporate, instantiate, manifest, materialize, personalize, personify, substantiateRelated Words actualize, concretize, realize; exemplify, illustrate, image, objectify, symbolize, typifyAntonyms disembody





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