British variant of characterize

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  • characterise — (v.) British English spelling of CHARACTERIZE (Cf. characterize); for suffix, see IZE (Cf. ize). Related: Characterised; characterising …   Etymology dictionary

  • characterise — (Brit.) v. describe; be a characteristic of (also characterize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • characterise — v. (d; tr.) ( to describe ) to characterise as (he can be characterised as a fanatic) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • characterise — char|ac|ter|ise [ˈkærıktəraız] v a British spelling of ↑characterize …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • characterise — char|ac|ter|ise [ kerəktə,raız ] a British spelling of characterize …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • characterise — verb a British spelling of characterize …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • characterise — UK [ˈkærɪktəraɪz] / US [ˈkerəktəˌraɪz] characterize …   English dictionary

  • characterise — [ˈkærɪktəˌraɪz] a British spelling of characterize …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • characterise — /ˈkærəktəraɪz / (say karuhktuhruyz) verb (t) (characterised, characterising) 1. to mark or distinguish as a characteristic; be a characteristic of. 2. to describe the characteristic or peculiar quality of. 3. to give character to. Also,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • characterise — verb 1. be characteristic of What characterizes a Venetian painting? • Syn: ↑characterize • Derivationally related forms: ↑character, ↑character (for: ↑characterize) …   Useful english dictionary

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