Pronunciation of Characterize
/kˈaɹɪktəɹˌa͡ɪz/, /kˈaɹɪktəɹˌaɪz/, /k_ˈa_ɹ_ɪ_k_t_ə_ɹ_ˌaɪ_z/
Synonyms for characterize
Sense 1 (noun)
Sense 2 (noun)
Sense 3 (noun)
Sense 4 (noun)
typify, distinguish (verb)
belong to, brand, constitute, define, delineate, describe, designate, differentiate, discriminate, feature, identify, indicate, individualize, individuate, inform, mark, outline, peg, personalize, pigeonhole, portray, represent, signalize, singularize, stamp, style, symbolize, tab, typecast, Peculiarize, make up, button down.
benchmark, classification, classify, come into, compartmentalize, constituent, designate, distinguish, epitomize, exemplify, individualize, linnaean, portray, reclassify, singularize, taxonomy, type, typify, set apart, enter into, identify with, come down to, hold up as, mark as, pass for, put down as.
Usage examples for characterize
I suppose all of us have the proper place where a blow should fall to be felt most- and I truly wish you may never feel what I have to bear in looking on, quite powerless, and silent, while you are subjected to this treatment, which I refuse to characterize- so blind is it for blindness. – The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846 by Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett
Striking effects of light and shade, peculiar attitudes, scenic groups, the perpetual and dramatic introduction of legendary scenes and personages, of visions and miracles of the Madonna vouchsafed to her votaries, characterize the productions of the seventeenth century. – Legends of the Madonna by Mrs. Jameson