- To epitomize is defined as to be an example of something.
A poorly-behaved child who has temper tantrums all the time is an example of a child who epitomizes bratty behavior.
epitomize definition by Webster's New World
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- epitomizer noun
epitomize definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb e·pit·o·mized, e·pit·o·miz·ing, e·pit·o·miz·es
- To make an epitome of; sum up.
- To be a typical example of: behavior that epitomizes selfishness.