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Definition of epitomize verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

epitomize

 verb
(British English also -ise) verb
BrE BrE//ɪˈpɪtəmaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈpɪtəmaɪz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they epitomize
BrE BrE//ɪˈpɪtəmaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈpɪtəmaɪz//
 
he / she / it epitomizes
BrE BrE//ɪˈpɪtəmaɪzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈpɪtəmaɪzɪz//
 
past simple epitomized
BrE BrE//ɪˈpɪtəmaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈpɪtəmaɪzd//
 
past participle epitomized
BrE BrE//ɪˈpɪtəmaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈpɪtəmaɪzd//
 
-ing form epitomizing
BrE BrE//ɪˈpɪtəmaɪzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈpɪtəmaɪzɪŋ//
 
 
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epitomize something to be a perfect example of something The fighting qualities of the team are epitomized by the captain. These movies seem to epitomize the 1950s. Word Origin late 16th cent.: from epitome + -ize.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: epitomize