characterize

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Synonyms for characterize

Synonyms for characterize

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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They flung off that happy frigidity and insolence of demeanour which occasionally characterises the great at home, and appearing in numberless public places, condescended to mingle with the rest of the company whom they met there.
Bayle thus characterises this Life of Aesop by Planudes, "Tous les habiles gens conviennent que c'est un roman, et que les absurdites grossieres qui l'on y trouve le rendent indigne de toute.