epitomize

[ih-pit-uh-mahyz]
verb (used with object), epitomized, epitomizing.
1.
to contain or represent in small compass; serve as a typical example of; typify: This meadow epitomizes the beauty of the whole area.
2.
to make an epitome of: to epitomize an argument.
Also, especially British, epitomise.


Origin:
1590–1600; epitom(e) + -ize

epitomization, noun
epitomizer, noun
unepitomized, adjective
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epitomize or epitomise (ɪˈpɪtəˌmaɪz)
 
vb
1.  to be a personification of; typify
2.  to make an epitome of
 
epitomise or epitomise
 
vb
 
e'pitomist or epitomise
 
n
 
epitomi'zation or epitomise
 
n
 
epitomi'sation or epitomise
 
n
 
e'pitomizer or epitomise
 
n
 
e'pitomiser or epitomise
 
n

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epitomize
1590s, from epitome + -ize. Related: Epitomized; epitomizing; epitomizes.
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Example sentences
In their pre-modernist world, pneumatics epitomized the promise of science.
He epitomized the highest principles of integrity, ethical and moral standards.
Wright epitomized the tantalizing possibilities of amateur archaeology.
While it may come as a surprise to some, this is epitomized in the ways that
  teens are currently using their cellphones.
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