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Definition 1: describe or portray the character or the qualities or peculiarities of - [verb of communication]

Samples where characterize or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for characterize in the sense of this definition

(characterize is a kind of ...) keep in mind for attention or consideration

"Remember the Alamo" "Remember to call your mother every day!" "Think of the starving children in India!"

(... is a kind of characterize ) be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense

"His modesty distinguishes him from his peers"

(... is a kind of characterize ) reveal clearly as having a certain character

"His playing stamps him as a Romantic"

Definition 2: be characteristic of - [verb of stative]

Samples where characterize or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • What characterizes a Venetian painting?

Synonyms for characterize in the sense of this definition

(characterize is a kind of ...) be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense

"His modesty distinguishes him from his peers"

(... is a kind of characterize ) give individual character to

(... is a kind of characterize ) determine the nature of

"What defines a good wine?"

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