characterise characterise

Definition(s):

  1. (v) be characteristic of
  2. (v) describe or portray the character or the qualities or peculiarities of

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Avant-garde murals and imaginative furnishings characterise a new Singapore hotel; Identity Parade An iconic style magazine marks its quarter century.
  2. Loh and Behold Avant-garde murals and imaginative furnishings characterise a new Singapore hotel; Identity Parade An iconic style magazine marks its quarter century.

News

  • Is that a testes or an iridescent stripe? A female squid's male-like true colors

    ( The Company of Biologists ) Male squid are aggressive towards their female counterparts, so anything to make the female look more like a male would be an advantage for her. DeMartini from the University of California Santa Barbara, USA, characterise, for the first time, a female-only bright white strip and its surrounding iridescent stripes. The team find they are inducible and may, to a squid ...
    on September 5, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

Quotes

  1. "I think it is a tragedy of the first proportion that a private corporation can be subjected to what I would characterise as a shakedown. In this case a $US20 billion shakedown," he said.
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: Joe Barton Source: ABC Online

  2. "I'm not quite sure how I would characterise my politics, but one thing I do know is that my politics would be, must be, have to be, completely separate from my judging," she told the committee.
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: Elena Kagan Source: Gulf Times

  3. "I would characterise the likelihood of significant adjustments to this plan as fairly remote," said Gates.
    on Mar 1, 2009 By: Bill Gates Source: The Age

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