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epitome

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  1. 1 a short statement of the main points the golden rule is often cited as the epitome of moral conduct: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” Synonyms of epitome abstract, breviary, brief, capsule, conspectus, digest, encapsulation, summary, inventory, outline, précis, recap, recapitulation, résumé (or resume also resumé), roundup, rundown, run-through, sum, summa, summarization, summing-up, sum-up, synopsis, wrap-upWords Related to epitome abbreviation, abridgment (or abridgement), compend, compendium, condensation, curtailment, shortening; simplification, streamlining; rehash, reprise; conclusion, epilogue (also epilog)Near Antonyms of epitome amplification, enlargement, expansion; addendum, supplement

  2. 2 a visible representation of something abstract (as a quality) the prestigious prep school prides itself on being widely regarded as the epitome of tradition and old-fashioned values Synonyms of epitome abstract, avatar, embodier, embodiment, externalization, genius, icon (also ikon), image, incarnation, incorporation, instantiation, manifestation, objectification, personification, personifierWords Related to epitome actualization, concretization, exemplification, personalization, realization, substantiation; essence, quintessence, soul; archetype, exemplar, model, paradigm, pattern; reincarnation

  3. 3 the most perfect type or example Mahatma Gandhi is often cited as the epitome of resolute reformer who uses nonviolence to bring about social and political change Synonyms of epitome acme, apotheosis, beau ideal, byword, classic, quintessence, exemplar, ideal, perfectionWords Related to epitome archetype, model, prototype; paradigm, standard; nonpareil, paragon; abstract, avatar, embodier, embodiment, incarnation, incorporation, manifestation, personification; height, last word, meridian, ultimate, zenith; benchmark, criterion, touchstone, yardstick

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