epitomise vs typify what difference

what is difference between epitomise and typify



epitomise (third-person singular simple present epitomises, present participle epitomising, simple past and past participle epitomised)

  1. (British spelling) Alternative spelling of epitomize
    • 2014, Daniel Taylor, England and Wayne Rooney see off Scotland in their own back yard (in The Guardian, 18 November 2014)[1]
      Yet Hodgson’s men played with wonderful control. Their young full-backs, Luke Shaw and Nathaniel Clyne, epitomised their composure and Fraser Forster had to make only one noteworthy save before Andy Robertson’s goal, seven minutes from the end of time, temporarily threatened a winning position.



  • (Received Pronunciation, US) IPA(key): /ˈtɪpɪfaɪ/


typify (third-person singular simple present typifies, present participle typifying, simple past and past participle typified)

  1. (transitive) To embody, exemplify; to represent by an image, form, model, or resemblance.
    His attitude typifies the attitude of young people today.
  2. (transitive) To portray stereotypically.
    The angry captain typified all new sailors as incompetent.
  3. (transitive, sciences) To serve as a typical or reference specimen of.
    The chosen specimen typifies plants belonging to that species.

Related terms

  • type
  • typical
  • typically
  • typification


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