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verb as in typify

verb as in encapsulate

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Example Sentences

Selflessness sets Ted apart most from so many other TV protagonists framed as epitomizing masculinity.

From Time

The lookalike ads epitomized the successful sales strategy of a booming sector—guilt-tripping parents to get them to spend their hard-earned money on a shot at giving their kids the brightest possible future.

From Quartz

Burd’s character epitomizes the exact way not to approach K-pop.

From Time

Today he epitomizes the new generation of asynchronous workers who during the pandemic have taken flexible working to the next level.

From Digiday

DarkSide, which emerged last August, epitomized this new breed.

The transportation service—and others like it—epitomize what the sharing economy is all about.

Smart and ambitious, he seemed to epitomize the success of that northern migration experienced by millions of southern blacks.

The brand soon came to epitomize both the best and worst parts of the culture.

We have created a romanticized image that mothers are supposed to be sexless and epitomize the perfect homemaker.

Boiled down, shoveling snow and helping the stranded epitomize governing.

We city dwellers think of robins as harbingers of spring, and all that, and they epitomize the bird world.

And what a little thing thus to epitomize the whole hopeless standstill of their circumstances!

Proverbs, indeed, exemplify and epitomize the essentially literary type of thinking and speaking.

Children the world over epitomize in their habits and thoughts the infancy of the human race.

Before adverting to the most serious fact it is as well to epitomize the political action which has created it.


On this page you'll find 69 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to epitomize, such as: characterize, embody, exemplify, illustrate, personify, and represent.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.