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SUMMARY & SUMMARIZE

Summary (noun)

Countable

Definition:

  • A short, clear description that gives the main facts or ideas about something. E.g. At the end of the news, they often give you a summary of the main stories.

Synonyms:

synopsis, résumé. See more.

Collocations:

  • Adjective + summary: accurate, apt, clear, excellent, fair, good, useful | comprehensive, detailed, full | general, overall | brief, concise, quick, short | bald, crude | financial, statistical | news, plot. E.g. Details of new titles, with plot summaries, are included in the catalogue.

  • Verb + summary: make, prepare, write | give (sb), provide (sb with), supply (sb with). E.g. He has provided a useful summary of the main categories.

  • Summary + noun: sheet, table | report, statement

  • Preposition: In summary, his views are out of date. She decided not to include this incident in her summary of the day's events.

Summary (adjective)

Definition:

  • Giving the main ideas or facts of a discussion, report, etc., but not the details. E.g. Summary information/reports/observations.

Summarize (verb)

Definition:

  • To express the most important facts or ideas about something or someone in a short and clear form. E.g. To summarize, we believe the company cannot continue in its present form.

Synonyms:

sum up, recap. See more.

Collocations: 

  • Adverb + summarize: briefly, succinctly | aptly, best, conveniently, neatly, usefully, well | easily. E.g. The research has been usefully summarized in an article by Greenwood.

  • Verb + summarize: attempt to, try to | be possible to | be difficult to

  • Preposition: The results of the survey can be summarized as follows: …

Ozdic (summary)  • Ozdic (summarize)  • Cambridge dictionary (summary)  • Cambridge dictionary (summarize) 

Previous words

Research

Data

Issue

Evidence

Argument

Contrast

Review

Support

Topic

Approach

Analysis

Result

Emphasis & Emphasize


 

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