Meaning of “characterize” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ T ] ( also UK -ise) uk us /ˈkærəktəraɪz/

to be typical of someone or something:

[ often passive ] Her behaviour in class has been characterized by rudeness and laziness.

to describe or show someone or something in a particular way:

Historians have characterized the age as a period of great change.

(Definition of “characterize” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)