transitive verb-·mized·, -·miz·ing
A poorly-behaved child who has temper tantrums all the time is an example of a child who epitomizes bratty behavior.
transitive verbe·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.
(third-person singular simple present epitomizes, present participle epitomizing, simple past and past participle epitomized)
- To make an epitome of.
- To be an epitome of.
- Gifts that epitomize the religious beliefs of the family are often given at baptisms.
- Most stagings of Sleeping Beauty continue to employ these costumes, which have come to epitomize the look of classical ballet.
- To really epitomize a movie star, you've got to focus on the accessories.
- Board shorts and rash guards epitomize the surfer look, but even if you don't plan on catching a wave, you can still sport these cover ups over your swimsuit.
- Hello Kitty belly rings epitomize this trend toward market focus on non-traditional age groups.