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What is another word for characterize?

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To describe or depict the nature, scope, or meaning of
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“Some historians characterize Du Bois's thinking as riddled with contradiction.”
To place something into a particular category or class
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“I would probably characterize this music as industrial jazz-metal-hip-hop-fusion.”
To explain or clarify something
“How would you characterize the differences in what was approved, versus what you had proffered as a general concept to include as part of the speech?”
To give a (typically descriptive) name or title to someone or something
“Perhaps the media's rush to characterize him as a hero had blinded them to his sinister, ulterior motives.”
To distinguish or identify (as) the distinctive nature or features of
“The debate over DP legislation established the divide in policy that would characterize the era.”
To give, or suffuse with, a particular character or quality to
“Representations of animals and trees characterize his art with interpretations that are sometimes delicate and ethereal.”
To act out a character, typically as a performance
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“It is a role that requires a singer who is able to act and characterize a part vocally, rather than a part for showing off the beauty of the voice.”
To be, or serves as, a typical example or representation of
To be a sign or symbol of
To establish a mood, character or context for something
To give a summary of
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