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1. characterize

verb. ['ˈkɛrɪktɝˌaɪz'] describe or portray the character or the qualities or peculiarities of.

Synonyms

  • qualify
  • characterise
  • differentiate
  • think of
  • remember
  • stamp
  • mark

Antonyms

  • associate
  • disqualify
  • take away
  • integrate

Etymology

  • characterizare (Latin)
  • χαρακτηρίζω (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Words that Rhyme with Characterize

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  • mischaracterize
  • motorize
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Example sentences of the word characterize


1. Verb, base form
Shoulder width is one of the many measurements used to characterize human body structure.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Folds or depressions in the skin characterize undereye wrinkles.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Whether for academic or professional purposes, there are some specific elements that characterize an APA-formatted paper.

Quotes containing the word characterize


1. I hope we will not so characterize religious people as being so narrow and so biased towards people not of their own religion that they cannot even work with them in this common cause to which you say they are committed.
- Barney Frank

2. characterize

verb. ['ˈkɛrɪktɝˌaɪz'] be characteristic of.

Synonyms

  • distinguish
  • characterise
  • define
  • differentiate
  • mark

Antonyms

  • dedifferentiate
  • dissociate
  • disinherit
  • ride

Etymology

  • characterizare (Latin)
  • χαρακτηρίζω (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
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