Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive & transitive verb To make a summary or make a summary of.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To make a summary or abstract of; reduce to or express in a summary; state or represent briefly. Also spelled summarise.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To comprise in, or reduce to, a summary; to present briefly.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To prepare a summary of something
  • verb To give a recapitulation of the salient facts; to recapitulate or review

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb give a summary (of)
  • verb be a summary of

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From English summary + -ize.

Examples

  • Read them in Japanese, summarize if you want, but more importantly, add something unique to the discussion-something personal and NEW that you can really claim as your own.

    Anime Nano!

  • But I tried to summarize from the ID perspective accurately.)

    Critical Thinking

  • Astral Project, written by marginal, illustrated by Syuji Takeya: This series is very difficult to summarize, which is almost always indicative of a title I really like.

    May « 2010 « The Manga Curmudgeon

  • Astral Project, written by marginal, illustrated by Syuji Takeya: This series is very difficult to summarize, which is almost always indicative of a title I really like.

    CMX-cellence

  • The three terms summarize in a very short manner what the User Experience Team's overall goals are.

    UX: Usability, Productivity, Enjoyment

  • To just kind of summarize my thoughts, I think that the shadow selves are based on doubts that the characters have, but significantly exaggerated for the entertainment of those watching.

    After Several Days Of Rain

  • I can just kind of summarize it by saying that it relates to Richard's relationship with Mayumi, and, you know, I'll kind of leave it at that.

    CNN Transcript Oct 25, 2009

  • I think Obama's speech is one of these things - it contains so many ideas, so much nuance, that any attempt to "summarize" it is going to fail.

    Headline Writers At The Major Networks Slow To Get Obama's Message

  • Writing a hook is not the same as writing a novel, and I see that in trying to "summarize" the whole thing, I ended up sounding too detached and academic.

    HH Com 98

  • And so I give my observations, make my observations and kind of summarize what I've seen and make recommendations.

    CNN Transcript Jun 3, 2005

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