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Verb: epitomize  i'pi-tu,mIz or e'pi-tu,mIz
  1. Embody the essential characteristics of or be a typical example of
    "The fugue epitomizes Bach's style of composition";
    - typify, epitomise [Brit]

Derived forms: epitomized, epitomizing, epitomizes

Type of: represent, stand for, symbol [archaic], symbolise [Brit], symbolize, typify