(BrE also -ise) verb
briefly, succinctly
aptly, best, conveniently, neatly, nicely, usefully, well

The research has been usefully summarized in an article by Greenwood.

attempt to, try to
be possible to
be difficult to, be hard to

The results of the survey can be summarized as follows … 


The costs are summarized in Table 5.

Summarize is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑document, ↑report
Summarize is used with these nouns as the object: ↑argument, ↑finding, ↑recommendation

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • summarize — UK US (UK also summarise) /ˈsʌməraɪz/ verb [I or T] ► to state in a few words the main ideas or facts in a report, discussion, etc.: »Results of the analysis are summarized in Table 14.2. summarize findings/information/developments »Chapter 9… …   Financial and business terms

  • Summarize — Sum ma*rize, v. t. To comprise in, or reduce to, a summary; to present briefly. Chambers. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • summarize — index abridge (shorten), condense, extract, lessen, recapitulate, recount, repeat (state again) …   Law dictionary

  • summarize — 1871, from SUMMARY (Cf. summary) + IZE (Cf. ize). Related: Summarized; summarizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • summarize — (Amer.) sum·ma·rize || sÊŒmÉ™raɪz v. present in a condensed form, list the main points in a brief and comprehensive manner, sum up; be a summary of (also summarise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • summarize — [v] give a rundown abridge, abstract, boil down*, cipher, compile, condense, cut, cut back, cut down, digest, encapsulate, epitomize, get to meat*, give main points, inventory, outline, pare, précis, prune*, put in a nutshell*, recap*,… …   New thesaurus

  • summarize — [sum′ə rīz΄] vt. summarized, summarizing 1. to make a summary of; state briefly 2. to be a summary of summarization n. summarizer n …   English World dictionary

  • summarize — sum|mar|ize also summarise BrE [ˈsʌməraız] v [I and T] to make a short statement giving only the main information and not the details of a plan, event, report etc = ↑sum up ▪ The authors summarize their views in the introduction. to summarize ▪… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • summarize — v. (D; tr.) to summarize for (she summarized the plot for the class) * * * [ sʌməraɪz] (D; tr.) to summarize for (she summarized the plot for the class) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • summarize */ — UK [ˈsʌməraɪz] / US [ˈsʌməˌraɪz] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms summarize : present tense I/you/we/they summarize he/she/it summarizes present participle summarizing past tense summarized past participle summarized to provide a short… …   English dictionary

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