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to describe with a word or term

Synonyms for characterize

describe or portray the character or the qualities or peculiarities of

be characteristic of

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far too slight to be appreciated by us, might profit a bee or other insect, so that an individual so characterised would be able to obtain its food more quickly, and so have a better chance of living and leaving descendants.
Sabin made his toilet with something of the same deliberation which characterised all his movements.
As the reply passed my lips--a little bitterly, perhaps--she took my arm with the abruptness which characterised all her actions.
Siegers' (the son's) over whelming voice, in brassy blasts, as though he had been trying to articulate his words through a trom bone, was expressing his great regret at a conduct characterised by a very marked want of discre tion.
Pardon me, venerable venator; as classification is the very soul of the natural sciences, the animal or vegetable must, of necessity, be characterised by the peculiarities of its species, which is always indicated by the name--"