from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To make an epitome of; sum up.
- transitive v. To be a typical example of: behavior that epitomizes selfishness.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To make an epitome of.
- v. To be an epitome of.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To make an epitome of; to shorten or abridge, as a writing or discourse; to reduce within a smaller space.
- transitive v. To diminish, as by cutting off something; to curtail.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make an epitome of; shorten or abridge, as a writing or a discourse; reduce to an abstract or a summary the principal matters of; contract into a narrow compass.
- To diminish, as by cutting off something; curtail; abbreviate.
- To describe briefly or in abstract.
- Synonyms To reduce, condense, summarize.
- To make an epitome or abstract.
- Also spelled epitomise.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. embody the essential characteristics of or be a typical example of
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