Meaning of “epitome” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “epitome” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"epitome" in American English

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epitomenoun [ U ]

us /ɪˈpɪt̬·ə·mi/

the typical or highest example of a stated quality, as shown by a particular person or thing:

He was the epitome of the fashionable gentleman.
verb [ T ] us /ɪˈpɪt̬·əˌmɑɪz/

His recordings came to epitomize American popular singing at its finest.

(Definition of “epitome” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)