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Another word for characterize

  1. To describe with a word or term

      1. A limited or established period of time that something is supposed to last, as a school or court session, tenure in public office, or a prison sentence.
      2. A point in time at which something ends; termination:
      3. The end of a normal gestation period:
      1. A strip of leather, paper, metal, or plastic attached to something or hung from a wearer's neck to identify, classify, or label:
      2. The plastic or metal tip at the end of a shoelace.
      3. The contrastingly colored tip of an animal's tail.
      1. The way in which something is said, done, expressed, or performed:
      2. The combination of distinctive features of literary or artistic expression, execution, or performance characterizing a particular person, group, school, or era.
      3. Sort; type:
      1. A word or words by which an entity is designated and distinguished from others.
      2. A word or group of words used to describe or evaluate, often disparagingly:
      3. Representation or repute, as opposed to reality:
      1. An item used to identify something or someone, as a small piece of paper or cloth attached to an article to designate its origin, owner, contents, use, or destination.
      2. A descriptive term; an epithet.
      3. A distinctive name or trademark identifying a product or manufacturer, especially a recording company.
      1. To indicate or specify; point out:
      2. To give a name or title to; characterize:
      3. To select and set aside for a duty, office, or purpose:
      1. To say in a loud voice; announce:
      2. To demand or ask for the presence of:
      3. To demand or ask for a meeting of; convene or convoke:
  2. To make noticeable or different

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Another word for characterize

  1. To describe

  2. To distinguish

      1. To establish or recognize the identity of; ascertain as a certain person or thing:
      2. To determine the taxonomic classification of (an organism).
      3. To ascertain as having a certain characteristic or feature:
      1. A visible trace or impression, such as a line or spot:
      2. A name, logo, or other indicator used to indicate ownership, origin, or level of quality.
      3. A notch made in an animal's ear or hide to indicate ownership.
      1. To make a clear distinction; distinguish:
      2. To make distinctions on the basis of class or category without regard to individual merit, especially to show prejudice on the basis of ethnicity, gender, or a similar social factor:
      3. To perceive or notice the distinguishing features of; recognize as distinct:
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