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Verb (transitive)


epitomizev. t. 
  •  To make an epitome of; to shorten or abridge, as a writing or discourse; to reduce within a smaller space; as, to epitomize the works of Justin.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To diminish, as by cutting off something; to curtail; as, to epitomize words.  Addison.  [1913 Webster]


epitomize, v.tr. (also -ise)
1 be a perfect example of (a quality etc.); typify.
2 make an epitome of (a work).

epitomization n.



abbreviate, abridge, abstract, bob, boil down, capsulize, clip, compress, condense, contract, crop, curtail, cut, cut back, cut down, cut off short, cut short, digest, dock, elide, emblematize, embody, exemplify, fit the pattern, foreshorten, illustrate, incarnate, incorporate, inventory, lead the way, mirror, mow, nip, nutshell, outline, personify, poll, pollard, prune, reap, recap, recapitulate, reduce, represent, retrench, set an example, set the pace, shave, shear, shorten, snub, stunt, sum, sum up, summarize, summate, symbolize, synopsize, tabulate, take in, telescope, trim, truncate, typify




VB abridge, abstract, epitomize, summarize, make an abstract, prepare an abstract, draw an abstract, compile an abstract, recapitulate, review, skim, run over, sum up, abbreviate, condense, compile.


VB be short, render short, shorten, curtail, abridge, abbreviate, take in, reduce, compress, epitomize, retrench, cut short, obtruncate, scrimp, cut, chop up, hack, hew, cut down, pare down, clip, dock, lop, prune, shear, shave, mow, reap, crop, snub, truncate, pollard, stunt, nip, check the growth of, foreshorten (in drawing).

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