"Well, I don't know if you characterize it as a strategy," said Fortenberry.
Frequent cycles of violence can characterize upscale domestic abuse, Weitzman says.
Of the high hopes that characterize the Western Aliyah (immigration) souring so dramatically, so brutally.
1590s, "to engrave, write," back-formation from characterization, or else from Medieval Latin characterizare, from Greek kharakterizein "to designate by a characteristic mark," from kharakter (see character). Meaning "to describe the qualities of" is recorded from 1630s; that of "to be characteristic" is from 1744. Related: Characterized; characterizing.