present tense third-person singular of characterize
as in describes
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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as in distinguishes
to be an important feature of an unsightly rash characterizes chicken pox

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“Characterizes.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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