syn·​op·​size | \ sə-ˈnäp-ˌsīz How to pronounce synopsize (audio) \
synopsized; synopsizing

Definition of synopsize

transitive verb

2 : to make a synopsis of (something, such as a novel)

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before I agree to read the novel, could you at least synopsize its plot?
Recent Examples on the Web This article could synopsize the plot, as newspaper convention dictates should be done in this space. Steven Zeitchik,, "With 'mother!,' Darren Aronofsky looks to blow your mind," 13 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of synopsize

1868, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Synopsize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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