Associations to the word «Characterize»


CHARACTERIZE, verb. To depict someone or something a particular way (often negative)
CHARACTERIZE, verb. To determine the characteristics of

Dictionary definition

CHARACTERIZE, verb. Describe or portray the character or the qualities or peculiarities of; "You can characterize his behavior as that of an egotist"; "This poem can be characterized as a lament for a dead lover".
CHARACTERIZE, verb. Be characteristic of; "What characterizes a Venetian painting?".

Wise words

Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
Nathaniel Hawthorne