Symbolize Sym"bol*ize, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Symbolized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Symbolizing}.] [Cf. F. symboliser.] 1. To have a resemblance of qualities or properties; to correspond; to harmonize. [1913 Webster]

The pleasing of color symbolizeth with the pleasing of any single tone to the ear; but the pleasing of order doth symbolize with harmony. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

They both symbolize in this, that they love to look upon themselves through multiplying glasses. --Howell. [1913 Webster]

2. To hold the same faith; to agree. [R.] [1913 Webster]

The believers in pretended miracles have always previously symbolized with the performers of them. --G. S. Faber. [1913 Webster]

3. To use symbols; to represent ideas symbolically. [1913 Webster]

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