follow Dictionary.com

Stories We Like: A Guide to the Comma

summarize

[suhm-uh-rahyz] /ˈsʌm əˌraɪz/
verb (used with object), summarized, summarizing.
1.
to make a summary of; state or express in a concise form.
2.
to constitute a summary of.
Also, especially British, summarise.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; summar(y) + -ize
Related forms
summarizable, adjective
summarization, noun
summarizer, summarist, noun
unsummarizable, adjective
unsummarized, adjective
well-summarized, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for summarization

summarize

/ˈsʌməˌraɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to make or be a summary of; express concisely
Derived Forms
summarizable, summarisable, adjective
summarization, summarisation, noun
summarizer, summariser, summarist, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for summarization
n.

1860, noun of action from summarize.

summarize

v.

1837, American English, from summary + -ize. Related: Summarized; summarizing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for summarize

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for summarization

26
30
Scrabble Words With Friends