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

  

summarize

 verb
(British English also -ise)verb
BrE BrE//ˈsʌməraɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsʌməraɪz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they summarize
BrE BrE//ˈsʌməraɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsʌməraɪz//
 
he / she / it summarizes
BrE BrE//ˈsʌməraɪzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsʌməraɪzɪz//
 
past simple summarized
BrE BrE//ˈsʌməraɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsʌməraɪzd//
 
past participle summarized
BrE BrE//ˈsʌməraɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsʌməraɪzd//
 
-ing form summarizing
BrE BrE//ˈsʌməraɪzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsʌməraɪzɪŋ//
 
 
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[transitive, intransitive] summarize (something) to give a summary of something (= a statement of the main points) The results of the research are summarized at the end of the chapter. Language BankconclusionSumming up an argument In conclusion, the study has provided useful insights into the issues relating to people’s perception of crime. Based on this study, it can be concluded that the introduction of new street lighting did not reduce reported crime. To sum up, no evidence can be found to support the view that improved street lighting reduces reported crime. The available evidence clearly leads to the conclusion that the media do have an influence on the public perception of crime. The main conclusion to be drawn from this study is that public perception of crime is significantly influenced by crime news reporting. This study has shown that people’s fear of crime is out of all proportion to crime itself. Fear of crime is out of all proportion to the actual level of crime, and the reasons for this can be summarized as follows. First… Overall/In general, women are more likely than men to feel insecure walking alone after dark.Extra examples The research has been usefully summarized in an article by Greenwood. The results of the survey can be summarized as follows… The results of the research are summarized at the end. To summarize, the main conclusions are as follows…
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