Synonyms of characterize
1 distinguishDictionary • This election campaign has been characterized by violence.
distinguish • one of the things that distinguishes artists from other people
mark • The style is marked by simplicity, clarity and candour.
brand • The owner couldn't be bothered to brand the cattle.
inform • All great songs are informed by a certain sadness and tension.
stamp • They had stamped me as a bad woman.
typify • These buildings typify the rich extremes of the local architecture.
2 portrayDictionary • In horror films women are usually characterized as victims.
portray • complaints about the way women are portrayed in adverts
show • What made you decide to show your paintings?
present • He was presented as a tragic figure.
represent • God is represented as male.
depict • Children's books often depict animals as gentle creatures.
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brandWhen you brand an animal, you put a permanent mark on its skin in order to show who it belongs to, usually by burning a mark onto its skin.
• The owner couldn't be bothered to brand the cattle.
depictTo depict someone or something means to describe them or give an impression of them in writing.
• Children's books often depict animals as gentle creatures.
• one of the things that distinguishes artists from other people
Thesaurus for characterize from the Collins English Thesaurus