epitomize epitomize  /ɪ ˈpɪ tə ˌmaɪz/


  • (v) embody the essential characteristics of or be a typical example of



  1. Few epitomize the melding of reggae and gangsta cultures more than Banton, who is one of the nation's most popular dance-hall singers.
  2. They epitomize Bell's trademark combination of deep cultural savviness and deeper piety.
  3. Rudolph did epitomize the modern militiaman.


  1. Calling nature's bluff is a cliffhanger

    Homes on the eroding brink of disaster epitomize SoCal hubris.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: U-T San Diego

  2. Manhattan Portage Celebrates 30 Years with Exclusive Art Collaborations

    NEW YORK, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- After 30 years of designing bags that epitomize modern urban chic, Manhattan Portage's red label and skyline logo have become as iconic as the New York skyline it ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "He really does epitomize everything I had hoped for as a person and a basketball player," general manager John Paxson said. "I think it's one of the reasons we've gotten to the level we're at this year. I'm truly proud of him. I think the...
    on May 3, 2007 By: John Paxson Source: SI.com

  2. "You epitomize to me what is good about the game," Gwynn told Ripken. "The way you went about your business, the way you played the game and, more importantly, the way you dealt with people. You set a great example for all of us."
    on Jul 26, 2007 By: Tony Gwynn Source: USA Today

  3. "Both these guys epitomize what hockey players are all about," Wilson said in a phone interview. "Both of these guys make us a better organization today. Nobody competed harder than these guys, and when they speak, people listen. I think both...
    on Aug 22, 2007 By: Doug Wilson Source: ESPN

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tangible tangible
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