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"summarize" in British English

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summarizeverb [I or T]

(UK usually summarise) uk   /ˈsʌm.ər.aɪz/  us   /ˈsʌm.ə.raɪz/
C1 to express the most important facts or ideas about something or someone in a short and clear form: I'll just summarize the main points of the argument in a few words. To summarize, we believe the company cannot continue in its present form.

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summarization
noun [U] (UK usually summarisation) /ˌsʌm.ər.aɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/  us /ˌsʌm.ɚ.əˈzeɪ.ʃən/
automatic text summarization
(Definition of summarize from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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summarizeverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈsʌm·əˌrɑɪz/
to provide a clear statement of the important points: [T] Before each episode, the narrator summarizes earlier events in the story.
(Definition of summarize from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"summarize" in Business English

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summarizeverb [I or T]

( UK also summarise) uk   us   /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)
Translations of “summarize”
in Arabic يُلخّص…
in Korean 요약하다…
in Portuguese resumir…
in Catalan resumir…
in Japanese ~を要約する, (複雑な話を)簡単にまとめる…
in Chinese (Simplified) 总结,概述,概括…
in Turkish özetlemek…
in Russian суммировать, резюмировать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 總結,概述,概括…
in Italian riassumere…
in Polish podsumować…
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“summarize” in British English

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