epitomize

verb epit·o·mize \ i-ˈpi-tə-ˌmīz \
|Updated on: 13 Aug 2018

Definition of epitomize

epitomized; epitomizing
1 : to serve as the typical or ideal example of
2 : to make or give an epitome 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

in the meaning defined at sense 2

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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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