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CHARACTERIZE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does characterize mean? 

CHARACTERIZE (verb)
  The verb CHARACTERIZE has 2 senses:

1. describe or portray the character or the qualities or peculiarities of
2. be characteristic of

  Familiarity information: CHARACTERIZE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CHARACTERIZE (verb)


Sense 1characterize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Describe or portray the character or the qualities or peculiarities of

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

characterize; characterise; qualify

Context examples:

You can characterize his behavior as that of an egotist / This poem can be characterized as a lament for a dead lover

Hypernyms (to "characterize" is one way to...):

remember; think of (keep in mind for attention or consideration)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "characterize"):

differentiate; distinguish; mark (be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense)

stamp (reveal clearly as having a certain character)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 2characterize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be characteristic of

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

characterise; characterize

Context example:

What characterizes a Venetian painting?

Hypernyms (to "characterize" is one way to...):

differentiate; distinguish; mark (be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "characterize"):

individuate (give individual character to)

define (determine the nature of)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


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