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"summarize" in British English

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summarizeverb [I or T]

(UK usually summarise) uk   /ˈsʌm.ər.aɪz/  us   /-ə.raɪz/
C1 to ​express the most ​importantfacts or ​ideas about something or someone in a ​short and ​clearform: I'll just summarize the ​mainpoints of the ​argument in a few words. To summarize, we ​believe the ​company cannot ​continue in ​itspresentform.

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summarization
noun [U] (UK usually summarisation)
automatictext 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 ​clearstatement of the ​importantpoints: [T] Before each ​episode, the ​narrator summarizes ​earlierevents 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 ​mainideas 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 bankstatement: You will receive ​quarterlystatements 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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