Examples of characterize in a sentence
How would you characterize the situation?
I would characterize this as a positive change for our company.
She had difficulty characterizing their relationship.
His personality is hard to characterize.
Farms and large flat fields characterize most of the area.
the beliefs that characterized Europe in the 15th century
Origin and Etymology of characterize
First Known Use: circa 1602
CHARACTERIZE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of characterize for English Language Learners
: to describe the character or special qualities of (someone or something)
: to be a typical feature or quality of (someone or something)
CHARACTERIZE Defined for Kids
Definition of characterize for Students
1 : to describe the special qualities of <I would characterize this as a positive change.>
2 : to be a typical or distinguishing quality of <Mystery and intrigue characterize this story.>
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