- to be a personification of; typify
- to make an epitome of
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
v.t., -mized, -miz•ing.
- to contain or represent in small compass;
serve as a typical example of;
typify:This meadow epitomizes the beauty of the whole area.
- to make an epitome of:to epitomize an argument.
- epitom(e) + -ize 1590–1600