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
In a scene that epitomizes the film's discreet but charged sensuality, Michell, Eley and the two leads transform a lovely bluebell wood into a place charged with omen.
The party that was once epitomized by gentlemen like William Cohen, Richard Lugar, George Voinovich and Steve LaTourette.
This song was written and recorded during the latter period, and epitomized their attempts to move forward, trying to take Duane's death as a lesson to seize what was in front of them rather than wallow in self-pity.
His replacement vessel, in an attempt at humor that epitomizes the tone of the cheesy screenplay, is called the Dying Gull.
And as recently as the 2016 campaign, conservative media pummeled Hillary Clinton for oversensitivity to reporters, epitomized at a 2015 parade where her staff walked with a rope line to keep camera crews at a distance.
Then again, maybe this starts with his grandfather, Leslie Becker, who epitomized a rich family history that Nia hopes one day to capture in a biblio-novel.
Mr. Trump’s handling of Article 5 epitomizes the gulf between him and other leaders.
Chandler, a city on the southeastern edge of Phoenix, epitomizes the regional dilemma.
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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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