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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
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  • Be able to write about, discuss and summarize the main ideas in a book.
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  • The scope of the book makes it difficult to summarize.
  • The letters are short, but summarize well each side's views.
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  • And my professors hadn't seen me teach, so they had to creatively summarize my student evaluations.
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British Dictionary definitions for summarize

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
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Word Origin and History for summarize
v.

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

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