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ˈsʌm əˌraɪzsum·ma·rize

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sum up, summarize, summarise, resumeverb

    give a summary (of)

    "he summed up his results"; "I will now summarize"

  2. summarize, summarise, sum, sum upverb

    be a summary of

    "The abstract summarizes the main ideas in the paper"


  1. summarizeverb

    To prepare a summary of something

  2. summarizeverb

    To give a recapitulation of the salient facts; to recapitulate or review

  3. Etymology: From English summary + -ize.


  1. Summarize

    Summarize is the first single released from Australian indie rock band Little Birdys third studio album, Confetti. It was released on 10 April 2009 and the single made it to number 54 on the ARIA charts. Two versions were released: a CD single featuring the track "One in a Million", and an iTunes version which featured the track "Sorrow" instead. Additionally, the song "Brother" was moved from Track 5 (CD) to Track 4 (iTunes).


  1. summarize

    To summarize means to provide a condensed, brief account or overview of the main points of a piece of information, event, or piece of literature, often eliminating repetitive, less important, or supplementary details. This could include extracting the main ideas from an article, summarizing the plot of a story, or encapsulating the findings of a research study.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Summarizeverb

    to comprise in, or reduce to, a summary; to present briefly

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of summarize in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of summarize in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of summarize in a Sentence

  1. Mark Krasberg:

    She asked me to summarize the remaining information, and I told her that I could help identify the location of the incident, and that I knew the names of other witnesses who would contemporaneously back up Debbie Ramirez story.

  2. Mike Peterson:

    If you had to summarize why I ran in one little soundbite, it would be restoring parent role and voice in education, whatever we can do to make parents feel respected, heard and put them back in partnership with our teachers who also need to be respected and heard, I think it will be good for the district.

  3. Zaman Ali:

    No knowledge can summarize humans in one premise.”

  4. Chris Christie:

    That will summarize what the far left's view is about domestic oil production.

  5. Saul Bass:

    Symbolize and summarize.

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