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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 verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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