To epitomize is defined as to be an example of something.(verb)
A poorly-behaved child who has temper tantrums all the time is an example of a child who epitomizes bratty behavior.
See epitomize in Webster's New World College Dictionary
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transitive verb e·pit·o·mized, e·pit·o·miz·ing, e·pit·o·miz·es
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