Definition of summarize in English:

summarize

(also summarise)

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Give a brief statement of the main points of (something)

    ‘these results can be summarized in the following table’
    [no object] ‘to summarize, there are three main categories’
    • ‘In any speech the opening statement frames and summarizes the main ideas of the body of the speech itself.’
    • ‘The conclusion recapitulates and summarizes the main findings of the work.’
    • ‘The main results from this programme are summarized as follows.’
    • ‘The main results of this study are summarized by the following conclusions.’
    • ‘Let us first summarise the main contribution of Hipparchus and then examine them in more detail.’
    • ‘Let us summarize the main findings of this section on the economies of Central and Eastern Europe.’
    • ‘Table 1 summarises the characteristics of the trials, and table 2 summarises the main results.’
    • ‘We summarize the main issues and discuss the solutions that have been presented.’
    • ‘This review summarises the evidence from randomised controlled trials of the effectiveness of exercise as a treatment for depression.’
    • ‘It's very difficult to summarise the main trends into four minutes but I'll try.’
    • ‘Abstracts that summarise new research and findings will be given priority.’
    • ‘We will now summarize the main results deduced from this tree for plant elements.’
    • ‘The following summarizes comparative data on surgical versus medical therapy.’
    • ‘Several theories of personality have been proposed and the main approaches are summarized in Table 7.1.’
    • ‘The facts alleged in the statement of claim are summarized in the following five paragraphs.’
    • ‘Use the activity to summarize a lesson and review material prior to a test.’
    • ‘Chapters Four and Five summarize the issues reviewed in the first three chapters.’
    • ‘The final section summarizes the main conclusions of the analysis.’
    • ‘This review summarizes information gathered regarding the insect cell lines established so far in India.’
    • ‘The written decision summarises evidence given to the commission during the appeal hearings.’
    sum up, abridge, condense, encapsulate, outline, give an outline of, put in a nutshell, recap, recapitulate, digest, give a summary of, make a summary of, give a synopsis of, synopsize, precis, give a precis of, give a résumé of, give an abstract of, abstract, sketch, give the main points of, give a rundown of, give the gist of, review
    epitomize
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Pronunciation:

summarize

/ˈsʌmərʌɪz/