Adjective "epitomises" definition and examples

(Epitomises may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ɛˈpɪtəmʌɪz//ɪˈpɪtəmʌɪz/

Definitions and examples

verb

Be a perfect example of.
  1. 'She was involved with the Apostolic Workers, which epitomises the type of person Gretta was, always giving her time to charitable causes.'
  2. 'We have to work together and the Building in Safety campaign epitomises this approach.'
  3. 'But really I think no one would epitomize that true explorer type of individual more than Susan.'
  4. 'She epitomizes what it means to live by faith through the power of grace.'
  5. 'These two last examples epitomize the murkiness besetting a serious examination of the occupation of early modem peoples and the identities they derived from their work.'
  6. 'I follow, in receiving this award, people whose lives epitomize the constant pressing for change that started long before I came along and is going on in ways big and small across the journalistic landscape.'
  7. 'The weasel-worded letters to school managers promising new buildings and big refurbishment works epitomised the whole thing.'
  8. 'She cites one example which, she says, epitomises the spirit of the club's members.'
  9. 'These decorative pieces of jewelry epitomized his aesthetic mission to create beautiful works of art in the image of the natural world.'
  10. 'Sleep is the new 21st century status symbol, epitomised by the ‘power nap’.'
Give a summary of (a written work)
  1. 'A number summarize whole books with replies to subsequent criticism or epitomize decades of work of an author in two-dozen pages.'

More definitions

1. to contain or represent in small compass; serve as a typical example of; typify: This meadow epitomizes the beauty of the whole area.

2. to make an epitome of: to epitomize an argument.

More examples(as adjective)

"russians can be epitomises."

Origin

(epitomize)