Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “summarize”

summarize

verb [I or T] ( UK also summarise)
 
 
/ˈsʌməraɪz/
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 summarizes developments in e-commerce over the past five years.
FINANCE, ACCOUNTING to give a list of the different amounts that have been spent and received, for example, on a bank statement: You will receive quarterly statements of your account summarizing all transactions during the period.
(Definition of summarize from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of summarize?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “summarize” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

dawn on sb

If a fact dawns on you, you understand it after a period of not understanding it.

Word of the Day

Highly delighted, bitterly disappointed, ridiculously cheap: adverbs for emphasis.

by Liz Walter,
October 22, 2014
We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More