Summarize Sum"ma*rize, v. t. To comprise in, or reduce to, a summary; to present briefly. --Chambers. [1913 Webster]

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  • summarize — UK US (UK also summarise) /ˈsʌməraɪz/ verb [I or T] ► to state in a few words the main ideas or facts in a report, discussion, etc.: »Results of the analysis are summarized in Table 14.2. summarize findings/information/developments »Chapter 9… …   Financial and business terms

  • summarize — index abridge (shorten), condense, extract, lessen, recapitulate, recount, repeat (state again) …   Law dictionary

  • summarize — 1871, from SUMMARY (Cf. summary) + IZE (Cf. ize). Related: Summarized; summarizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • summarize — (Amer.) sum·ma·rize || sÊŒmÉ™raɪz v. present in a condensed form, list the main points in a brief and comprehensive manner, sum up; be a summary of (also summarise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • summarize — [v] give a rundown abridge, abstract, boil down*, cipher, compile, condense, cut, cut back, cut down, digest, encapsulate, epitomize, get to meat*, give main points, inventory, outline, pare, précis, prune*, put in a nutshell*, recap*,… …   New thesaurus

  • summarize — [sum′ə rīz΄] vt. summarized, summarizing 1. to make a summary of; state briefly 2. to be a summary of summarization n. summarizer n …   English World dictionary

  • summarize — (BrE also ise) verb ADVERB ▪ briefly, succinctly ▪ accurately ▪ aptly, best, conveniently, neatly, nicely …   Collocations dictionary

  • summarize — sum|mar|ize also summarise BrE [ˈsʌməraız] v [I and T] to make a short statement giving only the main information and not the details of a plan, event, report etc = ↑sum up ▪ The authors summarize their views in the introduction. to summarize ▪… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • summarize — v. (D; tr.) to summarize for (she summarized the plot for the class) * * * [ sʌməraɪz] (D; tr.) to summarize for (she summarized the plot for the class) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • summarize */ — UK [ˈsʌməraɪz] / US [ˈsʌməˌraɪz] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms summarize : present tense I/you/we/they summarize he/she/it summarizes present participle summarizing past tense summarized past participle summarized to provide a short… …   English dictionary

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