Meaning of characterize
Pronunciation: (kar'ik-tu-rīz"), [key]
— -ized, -iz•ing.
- to mark or distinguish as a characteristic; be a characteristic of: Rich metaphors characterize his poetry.
- to describe the character or individual quality of: He characterized her in a few well-chosen words.
- to attribute character to: to characterize him as a coward.
- characterize (Thesaurus)