Synonyms of 'characterize'
to be a characteristic ofThis election campaign has been characterized by violence.
one of the things that distinguishes artists from other people
The style is marked by simplicity, clarity and candour.
The owner couldn't be bothered to brand the cattle.
All great songs are informed by a certain sadness and tension.
They had stamped me as a bad woman.
These buildings typify the rich extremes of the local architecture.
to describeHe has often been characterized as lazy and incompetent.
complaints about the way women are portrayed in adverts
What made you decide to show your paintings?
He was presented as a tragic figure.
The cartoonist represents him as an old man in a dressing gown.
Children's books often depict animals as gentle creatures.
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in the sense of brand
to label, burn, or mark with or as if with a brandThe owner couldn't be bothered to brand the cattle.
in the sense of depict
to describe in wordsChildren's books often depict animals as gentle creatures.
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