characterize

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verb char·ac·ter·ize \ˈker-ik-tə-ˌrīz, ˈka-rik-\

Definition of characterize

characterized

characterizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to describe the character or quality of <characterizes him as ambitious>

  3. 2 :  to be a characteristic of :  distinguish <an era characterized by greed>

Examples of characterize in a sentence

  1. How would you characterize the situation?

  2. I would characterize this as a positive change for our company.

  3. She had difficulty characterizing their relationship.

  4. His personality is hard to characterize.

  5. Farms and large flat fields characterize most of the area.

  6. the beliefs that characterized Europe in the 15th century

1633

First Known Use of characterize

1633


CHARACTERIZE Defined for English Language Learners

characterize

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verb char·ac·ter·ize \ˈker-ik-tə-ˌrīz, ˈka-rik-\

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

characterize

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verb char·ac·ter·ize \ˈker-ək-tə-ˌrīz\

Definition of characterize for Students

characterized

characterizing

  1. 1 :  to describe the special qualities of <I would characterize this as a positive change.>

  2. 2 :  to be a typical or distinguishing quality of <Mystery and intrigue characterize this story.>



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