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characterize

verb

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1 to point out the chief quality or qualities of an individual or group
  • how would you characterize the mission of this environmental organization?

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2 to be an important feature of
  • an unsightly rash characterizes chicken pox

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The first known use of characterize was circa 1602

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“Characterize.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/characterize. Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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