characterise

characterise
verb
1. be characteristic of
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What characterizes a Venetian painting?

Syn: ↑characterize
Derivationally related forms: ↑character, ↑character (for: ↑characterize)
Hypernyms: ↑distinguish, ↑mark, ↑differentiate
Hyponyms: ↑individuate, ↑define
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s somebody

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Something ——s something

2. describe or portray the character or the qualities or peculiarities of
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You can characterize his behavior as that of an egotist

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This poem can be characterized as a lament for a dead lover

Syn: ↑qualify, ↑characterize
Derivationally related forms: ↑characterisation, ↑character, ↑characterization (for: ↑characterize), ↑character (for: ↑characterize), ↑quality (for: ↑qualify)
Hypernyms: ↑remember, ↑think of
Hyponyms: ↑distinguish, ↑mark, ↑differentiate, ↑stamp
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody

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Something ——s somebody

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Something ——s something


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • characterise — (v.) British English spelling of CHARACTERIZE (Cf. characterize); for suffix, see IZE (Cf. ize). Related: Characterised; characterising …   Etymology dictionary

  • characterise — (Brit.) v. describe; be a characteristic of (also characterize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • characterise — v. (d; tr.) ( to describe ) to characterise as (he can be characterised as a fanatic) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • characterise — British variant of characterize …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • characterise — char|ac|ter|ise [ˈkærıktəraız] v a British spelling of ↑characterize …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • characterise — char|ac|ter|ise [ kerəktə,raız ] a British spelling of characterize …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • characterise — verb a British spelling of characterize …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • characterise — UK [ˈkærɪktəraɪz] / US [ˈkerəktəˌraɪz] characterize …   English dictionary

  • characterise — [ˈkærɪktəˌraɪz] a British spelling of characterize …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • characterise — /ˈkærəktəraɪz / (say karuhktuhruyz) verb (t) (characterised, characterising) 1. to mark or distinguish as a characteristic; be a characteristic of. 2. to describe the characteristic or peculiar quality of. 3. to give character to. Also,… …   Australian-English dictionary

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