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  Definition of characterize
  1. describe or portray the character or the qualities or peculiarities of; "You can characterize his behavior as that of an egotist"; "This poem can be characterized as a lament for a dead lover"
  2. be characteristic of; "What characterizes a Venetian painting?"
Similar Words: qualify, characterise

 

Hyponyms: distinguish, mark, differentiate, stamp, individuate, define

 

Derivational Morphology: characterization, characterisation, word picture, word-painting, delineation, depiction, picture, character, reference, character reference, quality, lineament

 

 
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