epitomize

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verb epit·o·mize \-ˌmīz\

Definition of epitomize

epitomized

epitomizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make or give an epitome of

  3. 2 :  to serve as the typical or ideal example of

Examples of epitomize in a sentence

  1. This student's struggles epitomize the trouble with our schools.

  2. <his personal code of behavior on the playing field is epitomized by his favorite saying, Nice guys finish last>

1594

First Known Use of epitomize

1594


EPITOMIZE Defined for English Language Learners

epitomize

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verb epit·o·mize \-ˌmīz\

Definition of epitomize for English Language Learners

  • : to be a perfect example or representation of (something) : to be the epitome of (something)



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