Epitomize - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪˈpɪtəmaɪz|  American pronunciation of the word epitomize
Brit.  |ɪˈpɪtəmʌɪz|  British pronunciation of the word epitomize


- embody the essential characteristics of or be a typical example of (syn: epitomise, typify)


This student's struggles epitomize the trouble with our schools.

...his personal code of behavior on the playing field is epitomized by his favorite saying, “Nice guys finish last”...

The group epitomized the genre.

This building epitomizes the spirit of the nineteenth century.

A contemporary dance music epitomised by its 4/4 beat and use of "samples".

Galahad and Lancelot epitomize the knighthood

Word forms

I/you/we/they: epitomize
he/she/it: epitomizes
present participle: epitomizing
past tense: epitomized
past participle: epitomized
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