Definition of Characterise

1. Verb. Be characteristic of. "What characterizes a Venetian painting?"

Exact synonyms: Characterize
Generic synonyms: Differentiate, Distinguish, Mark
Specialized synonyms: Individuate, Define
Derivative terms: Character, Character



2. Verb. Describe or portray the character or the qualities or peculiarities of. "This poem can be characterized as a lament for a dead lover"

Definition of Characterise

1. Verb. (chiefly British) (alternative spelling of characterize) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Characterise

character theory
character user interface
character witness
charactered
characterful
characterfully
characterhood
characteries
charactering
characteriological
characteriologically
characterisability
characterisable
characterisation
characterisations
characterise (current term)
characterised
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characterisic function
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characterisms
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characteristic X-ray
characteristic curve
characteristic emission
characteristic function
characteristic polynomial
characteristic polynomials
characteristic radiation

Literary usage of Characterise

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1904)
"... but there is something peculiar in it which I am at a loss to characterise. His utterance is rapid, and he never seems at a loss for words. ..."

2. The Speech of Monkeys by Richard Lynch Garner (1892)
"Certain Marks which characterise the Sounds of Monkeys as Speech—Sounds accompanied by Gestures—Certain Acts follow certain Sounds—They acquire new ..."

3. An Introduction to the Critical Study and Knowledge of the Holy Scriptures by Thomas Hartwell Horne (1825)
"... or to walk steadily : but obviously refers to the docility, and freedom from ambition and worldly thoughts, which characterise children. ..."

4. Cosmos: A Sketch of a Physical Description of the Universe by Alexander von Humboldt (1860)
"POETIC DESCRIPTION OF NATURE.— LANDSCAPE PAINTING. THE CULTIVATION OF EXOTIC PLANTS, WHICH characterise THE VEGETABLE PHYSIOGNOMY OF THE ..."

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