Meaning of epitomize

e•pit•o•mize

Pronunciation: (i-pit'u-mīz"), [key]
— -mized, -miz•ing.
  1. to contain or represent in small compass; serve as a typical example of; typify: This meadow epitomizes the beauty of the whole area.
  2. to make an epitome of: to epitomize an argument.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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