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 Dictionary entry overview: What does summarize mean? 

  The verb SUMMARIZE has 2 senses:

1. give a summary (of)
2. be a summary of

  Familiarity information: SUMMARIZE used as a verb is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1summarize [BACK TO TOP]


Give a summary (of)

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing


sum up; summarize; summarise; resume

Context examples:

he summed up his results / I will now summarize

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

ingeminate; iterate; reiterate; repeat; restate; retell (to say, state, or perform again)

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

abstract (give an abstract (of))

precis (make a summary (of))

docket (make a summary or abstract of a legal document and inscribe it in a list)

recap; recapitulate (summarize briefly)

Sentence frames:

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

Sense 2summarize [BACK TO TOP]


Be a summary of

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations


sum; summarise; sum up; summarize

Context example:

The abstract summarizes the main ideas in the paper

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

say; state; tell (express in words)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something

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