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Verb: characterise  'ker-ik-tu,rIz [N. Amer], 'ka-rik-tu,rIz [Brit]
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: characterize)
  1. Be characteristic of
    "What characterises a Venetian painting?";
    - characterize
     
  2. Describe or portray the character or the qualities or peculiarities of
    "You can characterise his behaviour as that of an egotist";
    - qualify, characterize

Derived forms: characterises, characterised, characterising

Type of: differentiate, distinguish, mark, remember, think of