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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"

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

  2. characterize, characterise(verb)

    be characteristic of

    "What characterizes a Venetian painting?"

    Synonyms:
    characterise, qualify

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. characterize

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

    Antonyms:
    hint, insinuate, sketch, suggest, adumbrate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. characterize(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    distinguish, designate, mark

  2. characterize(v. a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. characterize(v)

    Synonyms:
    distinguish

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "characterize":

    characterise, characterization, describe, characterisation

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How to use characterize in a sentence?

  1. Barry Pavel:

    I guarantee you Putin will ask if we can stop NATO exercises, which he likely will characterize as provocative and expensive.

  2. United States:

    For anyone to characterize the fact that the President is taking care to make sure our soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines are safe as somehow being a greenlight for a massacre is irresponsible and doesn't comport with the reality of the situation.

  3. Stephen Lawson:

    Ron DeSantis was obviously talking about Florida not making the wrong decision to embrace the socialist policies that Andrew Gillum espouses. To characterize it as anything else is absurd, florida's economy has been on the move for the last eight years and the last thing we need is a far-left democrat trying to stop our success.

  4. Bill Clinton:

    I don't know how you would characterize the gang leaders who got 13-year-old kids hopped up on crack and sent them out on the street to murder other African-American children.

  5. Jonathan Miller:

    Over the past few years, we've passed the affordability threshold, with the loss of the ability to comfortably use all the amenities that characterize living in a city -- restaurants, retail, bars, all the cultural events that were at your beck and call as a resident of Manhattan -- people are questioning it. Those were the salve on affordability.

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