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I've never tried to measure myself on any scale. A person is more multifaceted than the label they often get stuck with. On the other hand someone's whole behaviour allows you to characterise them in a certain way. This person has liberal convictions, that person has conservative ones, this person is a radical socialist, and so on.
Dmitry Medvedev

Meaning of "characterise" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CHARACTERISE

characterise  [ˈkærɪktəˌraɪz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CHARACTERISE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Characterise is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb characterise in English.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO CHARACTERISE

PRESENT

Present
I characterise
you characterise
he/she/it characterises
we characterise
you characterise
they characterise
Present continuous
I am characterising
you are characterising
he/she/it is characterising
we are characterising
you are characterising
they are characterising
Present perfect
I have characterised
you have characterised
he/she/it has characterised
we have characterised
you have characterised
they have characterised
Present perfect continuous
I have been characterising
you have been characterising
he/she/it has been characterising
we have been characterising
you have been characterising
they have been characterising
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I characterised
you characterised
he/she/it characterised
we characterised
you characterised
they characterised
Past continuous
I was characterising
you were characterising
he/she/it was characterising
we were characterising
you were characterising
they were characterising
Past perfect
I had characterised
you had characterised
he/she/it had characterised
we had characterised
you had characterised
they had characterised
Past perfect continuous
I had been characterising
you had been characterising
he/she/it had been characterising
we had been characterising
you had been characterising
they had been characterising
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will characterise
you will characterise
he/she/it will characterise
we will characterise
you will characterise
they will characterise
Future continuous
I will be characterising
you will be characterising
he/she/it will be characterising
we will be characterising
you will be characterising
they will be characterising
Future perfect
I will have characterised
you will have characterised
he/she/it will have characterised
we will have characterised
you will have characterised
they will have characterised
Future perfect continuous
I will have been characterising
you will have been characterising
he/she/it will have been characterising
we will have been characterising
you will have been characterising
they will have been characterising
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would characterise
you would characterise
he/she/it would characterise
we would characterise
you would characterise
they would characterise
Conditional continuous
I would be characterising
you would be characterising
he/she/it would be characterising
we would be characterising
you would be characterising
they would be characterising
Conditional perfect
I would have characterise
you would have characterise
he/she/it would have characterise
we would have characterise
you would have characterise
they would have characterise
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been characterising
you would have been characterising
he/she/it would have been characterising
we would have been characterising
you would have been characterising
they would have been characterising
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you characterise
we let´s characterise
you characterise
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to characterise
Past participle
characterised
Present Participle
characterising
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CHARACTERISE


catheterize
ˈkæθɪtəˌraɪz
cauterize
ˈkɔːtəˌraɪz
characterize
ˈkærɪktəˌraɪz
computerize
kəmˈpjuːtəˌraɪz
demilitarize
diːˈmɪlɪtəˌraɪz
factorise
ˈfæktəˌraɪz
factorize
ˈfæktəˌraɪz
militarise
ˈmɪlɪtəˌraɪz
militarize
ˈmɪlɪtəˌraɪz
mischaracterize
ˌmɪsˈkærɪktəˌraɪz
motorise
ˈməʊtəˌraɪz
motorize
ˈməʊtəˌraɪz
notarize
ˈnəʊtəˌraɪz
parameterize
pəˈræmɪtəˌraɪz
pasteurize
ˈpæstəˌraɪz
posterize
ˈpəʊstəˌraɪz
rasterize
ˈræstəˌraɪz
satirize
ˈsætəˌraɪz
vectorize
ˈvektəˌraɪz
winterize
ˈwɪntəˌraɪz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CHARACTERISE

character space
character string
character trait
character type
character witness
character-building
characterful
characteries
characterisable
characterisation
characteriser
characterism
characteristic
characteristic curve
characteristic function
characteristically
characterizable
characterization
characterize
characterizer

WORDS THAT END LIKE CHARACTERISE

catheterise
cerise
containerise
copolymerise
depolymerise
dimerise
enterprise
etherise
grangerise
isomerise
mercerise
mesmerise
parameterise
pauperise
polymerise
pulverise
rerise
rubberise
slenderise
suberise
winterise

Synonyms and antonyms of characterise in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «characterise» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CHARACTERISE

Find out the translation of characterise to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of characterise from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «characterise» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

表征
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

caracterizar
570 millions of speakers

English

characterise
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

विशेषताएँ
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تميز
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

характеризуют
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

caracterizar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

চিহ্নিত করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

caractériser
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Mencirikan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

charakterisieren
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

特徴づける
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

특징
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Menehi ciri
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đặc trưng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குணாதிசயம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

विशेषता
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tanımlamak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

caratterizzare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

scharakteryzować
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

характеризують
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

caracteriza
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

χαρακτηρίζουν
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kenmerk
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

karakterisera
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

karakter
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of characterise

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CHARACTERISE»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CHARACTERISE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about characterise

EXAMPLES

2 QUOTES WITH «CHARACTERISE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word characterise.
1
Dmitry Medvedev
I've never tried to measure myself on any scale. A person is more multifaceted than the label they often get stuck with. On the other hand someone's whole behaviour allows you to characterise them in a certain way. This person has liberal convictions, that person has conservative ones, this person is a radical socialist, and so on.
2
Irene Rosenfeld
It's fair to characterise me as competitive and determined, but anyone who works with me will attest to the fact I believe very strongly in the notion of servant leadership.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CHARACTERISE»

Discover the use of characterise in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to characterise and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Veterinary Homœopathy; comprising Rules for the General ...
Accessory treatment, &c., of domestic animals, 32. and general management of the horse, 61. . . of hoove, 441. Aconitum napellus, symptoms which characterise it, 206. Action, specific, of the medicines upon animals, 205. Adaptation, physical  ...
2
Modelling of Environmental Chemical Exposure and Risk
In addition, no evaluation of the fate and transport modelling within the sub- surface vadose zone could be performed. The following recommendations were formulated : Related to the preparation of the data set: ○ Characterise the history of ...
Jan B.H.J. Linders, 2001
3
Formal Methods: State of the Art and New Directions: State ...
We would characterise such a clerk as being diligent, etc., if that person carefully follows the mortgage calculation rules and checks and double-checks that calculations “tally up”, or lets others do so. We would characterise a clerk as being ...
Paul Boca, Jonathan P. Bowen, Jawed Siddiqi, 2009
4
Genomic medicine: 2nd report of session 2008-09, Vol. 2: ...
Given that the total genetic contribution by most genetic factors is small, much more research is needed to characterise the ways in which particular factors influence risk or protection. Additional and larger studies are needed to understand ...
Great Britain: Parliament: House of Lords: Science and Technology Committee, 2009
5
Computers in Fisheries Research
For instance, when characterising schools with many parameters, one may construct a p-component vector at the spatial scale of a few nautical miles to characterise the acoustic image (echogram). What is then the spatial structure of the ...
Bernard A. Megrey, Erlend Moksness, 2008
6
NMR in Supramolecular Chemistry
The NMR method is well-suited to studies of such systems in solution and we have been applying NMR and other spectroscopic techniques, together with molecular modelling and biochemical approaches, to characterise the structures and ...
Miquel Pons, 1999
7
On the Topology and Future Stability of the Universe
characterise. topology. by. geometry. As mentioned above, we shall model the universe by Lorentz manifolds such that the topology is char— acterised by that of a spacelike Cauchy hypersurface. It is of interest to note that such hypersurfaces ...
Hans Ringström, 2013
8
Proceedings of 17th All India Manufacturing Technology : ...
This will characterise the profile in the height direction only and therefore do not completely characterise the profile. If we want to characterise the profile completely it has to be assessed in two directions[7]. For axial profile in height as well as ...
9
Guidelines for Surveying Soil and Land Resources
(1999) in the Santa Monica Mountains of Southern California showed how well imaging spectrometers and associated analysis could characterise soil. Little has been done along these lines in Australia, in part because of past difficulties in ...
M. J. Grundy, R. Webster, 2008
10
Structural, Syntactic, and Statistical Pattern Recognition: ...
In this paper, we explore how the trace of the heat kernel can be used to characterise graphs for the purposes of measuring similarity and clustering. The heat-kernel is the solution of the heat-equation and may be computed by exponentiating ...
Dit-Yan Yeung, International Association for Pattern Recognition, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CHARACTERISE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term characterise is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Who'd want to join the Garrick Club?
... with all the worst features that used to characterise the old, unreformed boys' public schools, complete with the communal dining, lousy food ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
The world of work has changed – and Labour must too
And much as others might like to characterise it, this is not a crossroads of left or right but a crossroads of purpose. Our purpose has changed ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
3
Economist's gloomy take on business survey
"I characterise New Zealand at the moment as we've got some unruly children to manage. Those are the economic risks. It does not mean our economic ... «TVNZ, Jul 15»
4
Scientists Find Gene Behind Seckel Syndrome also Responsible for …
"Our next goal is to test the p53 inhibitors currently available in the same mouse models and to characterise and analyse the long-term effects. «Scicasts, Jul 15»
5
REVIEW: Tom Odell @ Delamere Forest, July 4
It features the wild, wailing crescendos which characterise Odell's atmospheric sound, with layers of pounding piano, strings and his faultless ... «The Bolton News, Jul 15»
6
Dumb luck apparently more effective than the TSA
"I wouldn't characterise any of [the recent revelations] as exceptionally concerning, but I wouldn't say they're not a big deal, either," he said. «Stuff.co.nz, Jul 15»
7
FA accused of being sexist
... Twitter mocked Tim Hunt, there are already efforts to mis-characterise the witty, proportionate reactions to the FA's silly tweet as 'mob rule'.”. «Independent Online, Jul 15»
8
Urgent debate on 'outrageous' EVEL
"The unfairness and incompetence which characterise the Tories' EVEL plans have undoubtedly created a backlash - the UK government ... «Holyrood.com, Jul 15»
9
Justin Keay: How multi-dimensional Italian wine suprises and …
... acidity reflecting the cold nights and warm days that characterise this Alpine region,” says Werner Waldbath of the Consortium Alto Aldige. «Harpers Wine & Spirit Trade Review, Jul 15»
10
The Greening of Greece - the ecologic opportunity for Europe to …
Any visitor to Greece will surely have been struck by the starkly deforested landscapes that characterise so much of country. Sadly this applies ... «The Ecologist, Jul 15»

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