American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To make an epitome of; sum up.
- v. To be a typical example of: behavior that epitomizes selfishness.
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.
- v. To make an epitome of.
- v. To be an epitome of.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To make an epitome of; to shorten or abridge, as a writing or discourse; to reduce within a smaller space.
- v. obsolete To diminish, as by cutting off something; to curtail.
- v. embody the essential characteristics of or be a typical example of
“Now this may appear to be picking on Jeph Loeb, the writer of both books, but these titles epitomize the top ten, either being part of an event, written by a superstar and illustrated by a well-known artist, and both are books published by Marvel Comics, which is also a common theme amongst the majority of books.”
“But doesn't that phrase epitomize McCain's belligerent nationalism?”
“Minus 2 points for misspelling "epitomize" but otherwise, yes, you're spot on.”
“And they kind of epitomize our worst habits and impulses, complete superficiality combined with total self-indulgence.”
“You kind of epitomize if I keep posting it someone will believe.”
“Rolling through Ms. Rowling's highlighted passages, then, the parts of her last book she has said "epitomize" or are "the most important" for understanding her work, they all can be understood in terms of the Penn epigraph and the peculiar Logos cosmology, epistemology, and soteriology specific to Penn's Christian sect, the Society of Friends.”
“The Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. Trumpet A.ard was given to "epitomize" Farrakhan's greatness.”
“Jews, mainline Protestants, and Catholics all rise to the top, receiving similarly positive assessments.17 This is to be expected for mainline Protestants, as their very label suggests that they epitomize the mainstream of American religion.”
“Really, I'm using Oprah to epitomize the emotional development of the American psyche.”
“Three developments in recent music epitomize the problems that the Church has to face when she is considering liturgical music.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘epitomize’.
Words only (I left out the expressions) from Geza Kerenyi's EN-HU interpreters' dictionary. Most of them pose some difficulty when interpreted between HU and EN in either or both directions.
Combination some common, some uncommon preparation of GRE words.
A list of words that I stumbled upon while reading.
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Words first listed by me to Wordie; limited to mostly 'real' words.
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