characterise


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  • verb

Synonyms for characterise

be characteristic of

describe or portray the character or the qualities or peculiarities of

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In common with the rest of the band, and in conformity with the universal practice of the Indians, this warrior, while he had suffered no gaze of idle curiosity to disgrace his manhood, had not permitted a single distinctive mark, which might characterise any one of the strangers, to escape his vigilance.