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char·ac·ter·ize

characterize

 
 
pronunciation:
kae rk t raIz
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part of speech: verb
inflections: characterizes, characterizing, characterized
definition 1: to describe the particular character or qualities of; give certain characteristics to.
The press characterized him as a criminal.
similar words:
define, type
definition 2: to be a special quality of.
His music is characterized by its loud beat.
similar words:
mark
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