HyperDic: characterize

English > 2 senses of the word characterize:
VERBcommunicationcharacterize, qualify, characterisedescribe or portray the character or the qualities or peculiarities of
stativecharacterize, characterisebe characteristic of
characterize > pronunciation
Soundskeh'rahkteray.z
Rhymesactualize ... womanize: 266 rhymes with ayz...
English > characterize: 2 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningdescribe or portray the character or the qualities or peculiarities of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Examples
  • "You can characterize his behavior as that of an egotist"
  • "This poem can be characterized as a lament for a dead lover"
Synonymsqualify, characterise
Narrowerdistinguish, mark, differentiateBe a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait
stampReveal clearly as having a certain character
Broaderremember, think ofKeep in mind / mind for attention or consideration
Spanishcalificar, caracterizar
Catalancaracteritzar, qualificar
Nounscharactera characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something
characterizationthe act of describing distinctive / distinctive characteristics / characteristics or essential features
English > characterize: 2 senses > verb 2, stative
MeaningBe characteristic of.
PatternSomething ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"What characterizes a Venetian painting?"
Synonymcharacterise
NarrowerdefineDetermine the nature of
individuateGive individual character to
Broaderdistinguish, mark, differentiateBe a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait
Spanishcaracterizar
Catalancaracteritzar
Nounscharactera characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something

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