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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To portray; to describe a peculiar quality of.

Usage examples (33)
  • Whoever most vividly characterizes a situation usually determines how others see it, talk about it, and make decisions about it.
  • You can characterize his behavior as that of an egotist
  • (i) What, if anything, would in physical terms characterize backward causation?
  • MEADE: They kind of characterize themselves as tech heads so to speak, so they were fascinated. for more
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