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Synonyms for characterize
ˈkær ɪk təˌraɪz

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. qualify, characterize, characterise(verb)

    describe or portray the character or the qualities or peculiarities of

    "You can characterize his behavior as that of an egotist"; "This poem can be characterized as a lament for a dead lover"

    restrict, dispose, characterise, modify, stipulate, specify, qualify, measure up, condition

  2. characterize, characterise(verb)

    be characteristic of

    "What characterizes a Venetian painting?"

    characterise, qualify

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. characterize

    mark, distinguish, describe, particularize, style, designate, individualize, specify, identify

    hint, insinuate, sketch, suggest, adumbrate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. characterize(v. a.)

    distinguish, designate, mark

  2. characterize(v. a.)

    describe, set forth the character of, specify the peculiarities of

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    characterise, characterization, describe, characterisation

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