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Meaning of EPITOMIZE

Pronunciation:  i'pitu`mIz

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  embody the essential characteristics of or be a typical example of; "The fugue typifies Bach's style of composition"

EPITOMIZE is a 9 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: epitomise, typify
 See Also: represent, stand for, symbolise, symbolize



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\E*pit"o*mize\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Epitomized}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Epitomizing}.]
1. To make an epitome of; to shorten or abridge, as a writing
   or discourse; to reduce within a smaller space; as, to
   epitomize the works of Justin.

2. To diminish, as by cutting off something; to curtail; as,
   to epitomize words. [Obs.] --Addison.

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