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characterise

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcharacterisechar‧ac‧ter‧ise /ˈkærəktəraɪz/ verb 🔊 🔊 x-refa British spelling of characterize→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
characteriseVery roughly we can characterise perhaps four main axes to this debate.The power of the officials stems from their understanding the processes and procedures that characterise the bureaucratic organisation.In six years she had never been able to cultivate that devil-may-care attitude that seemed to characterise the gentleman at the Feathers.Open mountain heights and gently sloping valleys characterise the mid-section reaching nearly 1500 metres in the High Feldberg.Humiliation, torture and murder, to an obscene degree, characterise the region's history.Unix Expo delivered what it said it would, counting a record 28,722 attendees and characterising them as primarily corporate buyers.We can characterise this as rule by the non-elected with power in the hands of a bureaucratic elite.Our concern is particularly with the processes which drive and characterise those relationships.
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Verb table
characterise
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycharacterise
he, she, itcharacterises
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycharacterised
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave characterised
he, she, ithas characterised
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad characterised
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill characterise
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have characterised
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam characterising
he, she, itis characterising
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you, we, theyare characterising
Past
I, he, she, itwas characterising
you, we, theywere characterising
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been characterising
he, she, ithas been characterising
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been characterising
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be characterising
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been characterising
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Verb table
characterise (BrE)
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycharacterise (BrE)
he, she, itcharacterises (BrE)
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycharacterised (BrE)
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave characterised
he, she, ithas characterised
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad characterised
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill characterise
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have characterised
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam characterising
he, she, itis characterising
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you, we, theyare characterising
Past
I, he, she, itwas characterising
you, we, theywere characterising
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been characterising
he, she, ithas been characterising
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been characterising
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be characterising
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been characterising
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