Is the word "epitomize" frequently used? Or is there any other word with the same meaning used more often than "epitomize"?
To "epitomize", or be the "epitome" of, means to be a perfect example of something. This word is not frequently used in daily conversation but it can be, depending on the speaker. However, the word "epitome" is often used in more formal situations where there is elevated or advanced vocabulary used. Other words which may be more common to use that are similar to "epitomize" are "embody", "represent", "symbolize", and "exemplify". Ex: My mother embodies patience. Ex: She is the epitome of a stubborn person. Ex: This movie really exemplifies the American Dream.