Definition of epitomize
1 : to make or give an epitome of
2 : to serve as the typical or ideal example of
Examples of epitomize in a Sentence
This student's struggles epitomize the trouble with our schools.
his personal code of behavior on the playing field is epitomized by his favorite saying, “Nice guys finish last”
Recent Examples of epitomize from the Web
Nothing quite epitomizes Wall Street’s profound schizophrenia about Washington these days better than Jamie Dimon’s impromptu, Bastille Day, profanity-laced screed directed toward Congress and Donald Trump’s administration.
Chris Zajac’s story epitomizes the mundane heroics of school teaching.
Storms of this strength and volatility epitomize the dangers posed by a climate that may be increasingly characterized by extreme weather.
This uneven aspect of the production is epitomized by the two performers appearing as Prospero's servants.
Mizuki Yamada, 23, epitomizes the thinking that frustrates BOJ policy makers.
What really epitomized what this means for me is working with [Pearl Jam’s] Mike McCready or [Guns N’ Roses’] Duff McKagan.
An avalanche of notes tumbles from his instrument, Jones epitomizing what classic jazz-piano virtuosity is all about.
Of course, there is still some waste The big sweeping claim, that WHO’s travel spending epitomizes bureaucratic waste and warped priorities, is wrong.
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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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