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characterizes

verb
present tense third-person singular of characterize

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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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“Characterizes.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/characterizes. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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