characterize

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Other spellings[change]

Pronunciation[change]

  • (US) IPA: /ˈkɛrəktəraɪz/ or /ˈkærəktəraɪz/
  • (UK) IPA: /ˈkærəktəraɪz/
  • Hyphenation: char‧ac‧ter‧ize

Verb[change]

Plain form
characterize

Third-person singular
characterizes

Past tense
characterized

Past participle
characterized

Present participle
characterizing

  1. To see someone or something a particular way (often negative).
  2. To determine the characteristics of someone or something.