epitomize


verb (used with object), e·pit·o·mized, e·pit·o·miz·ing.

  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.

verb (tr)

  1. to be a personification of; typify
  2. to make an epitome of
v.

1590s, “shorten, condense,” from epitome + -ize. Meaning “typify, embody” is from 1620s. Related: Epitomized; epitomizing; epitomizes.

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