synopsize
transitive verb (-sized; -sizing) Date: 1882 1. epitomize 2. to make a synopsis of (as a novel)

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  • synopsize — index abridge (shorten), abstract (summarize), condense Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • synopsize — (Amer.) v. summarize, provide a brief outline of the main points of a subject (also synopsise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • synopsize — ☆ synopsize [si näp′sīz΄ ] vt. synopsized, synopsizing to make a synopsis of; summarize …   English World dictionary

  • synopsize — synopsis ► NOUN (pl. synopses) ▪ a brief summary or general survey. DERIVATIVES synopsize (also synopsise) verb. ORIGIN Greek, from sun together + opsis seeing …   English terms dictionary

  • synopsize — pˌsīz transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: Late Greek synopsizein, from Greek synopsis + izein ize 1. : to make a synopsis of : give the essential points of : summarize briefly synopsize a novel 2. : epitomize …   Useful english dictionary

  • synopsize — /si nop suyz/, v.t., synopsized, synopsizing. to make a synopsis of; summarize. Also, esp. Brit., synopsise. [1880 85; SYNOPS(IS) + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • synopsize — verb To give a synopsis of. Syn: recapitulate, summarize …   Wiktionary

  • synopsize — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To give a recapitulation of the salient facts of: abstract, epitomize, go over, recapitulate, review, run down, run through, summarize, sum up, wrap up. Informal: recap. See THOUGHTS …   English dictionary for students

  • synopsize — v 1. summarize, abstract, epitomize, sum up, wrap up, encapsulate, capsule, brief; digest, survey, outline, sketch, skim over; review, recapitulate, rehash, go over, run over, run down. 2. condense, compress, concentrate, consolidate, compact;… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • synopsize — sy·nop·size …   English syllables

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