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Synonyms for characterize
ˈkær ɪk təˌraɪzchar·ac·ter·ize

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  1. characterize

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

    hint, insinuate, sketch, suggest, adumbrate

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  1. qualify, characterize, characteriseverb

    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, characteriseverb

    be characteristic of

    "What characterizes a Venetian painting?"

    characterise, qualify

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  1. characterizeverb

    distinguish, designate, mark

  2. characterizeverb

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

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  1. characterizeverb


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  1. List of paraphrases for "characterize":

    characterise, characterization, describe, characterisation

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  1. Nancy Pelosi:

    Mr. President -- Mr. President, please don't characterize the strength that I bring to this meeting as the leader of the House Democrats, who just won a big victory.

  2. Bill Clinton:

    I don't know how you would characterize the gang leaders who got 13-year-old kids hopped on crack and sent them out on the street to murder other African-American children, maybe you thought they were good citizens. Hillary Clinton didn't.

  3. David Lapan:

    I wouldn't characterize anything as dismissive, there were certainly areas of disagreement, which shouldn't necessarily come as a surprise. ... He also explained the reasoning behind those areas of disagreement.

  4. Matthew Kacsmaryk:

    Yeah, and I can speak from immediate firsthand experience, that is very much in vogue now in the federal government to characterize opposition to same sex marriage and related issues as irrational prejudice at best and a potential hate crime at worse.

  5. Jennifer Levi:

    To characterize( the administration's position) as extraordinary or overreaching shows a complete misunderstanding of what these agencies do.

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