epitomize

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verb epit·o·mize \i-ˈpi-tə-ˌmīz\

Definition of epitomize

epitomized

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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

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First Known Use of epitomize

1594


EPITOMIZE Defined for English Language Learners

epitomize

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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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