symbolize

  • 1 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Symbolize — Sym bol*ize, v. t. 1. To make to agree in properties or qualities. [1913 Webster] 2. To make representative of something; to regard or treat as symbolic. Some symbolize the same from the mystery of its colors. Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] 3. To… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 symbolize — index connote, denote, depict, exemplify, personify, replace, represent (portray), signify ( …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 symbolize — c.1600, “to represent by a symbol,” also “to be a symbol of,” from Fr. symboliser, from Mod.L. symbolizare, from symbolum (see SYMBOL (Cf. symbol)). Related: Symbolized; symbolizes; symbolizing …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 symbolize — (Amer.) sym·bol·ize || sɪmbÉ™laɪz v. represent, signify, stand for, mean, personify (also symbolise) …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 6 symbolize — [v] represent; stand for betoken, body forth, connote, denote, emblematize, embody, epitomize, exemplify, express, illustrate, indicate, mean, mirror, personify, show, signify, suggest, symbol, typify; concepts 74,138,682 …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 symbolize — (also symbolise) ► VERB 1) be a symbol of. 2) represent by means of symbols. DERIVATIVES symbolization noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 symbolize — [sim′bəlīz΄] vt. symbolized, symbolizing [Fr symboliser < ML symbolizare] 1. to be a symbol of; typify; stand for 2. to represent by a symbol or symbols vi. to use symbols symbolization n. symbolizer n …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 symbolize — UK [ˈsɪmbəlaɪz] / US [ˈsɪmbəˌlaɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms symbolize : present tense I/you/we/they symbolize he/she/it symbolizes present participle symbolizing past tense symbolized past participle symbolized 1) to be a symbol of something… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 symbolize — verb Symbolize is used with these nouns as the object: ↑beginning …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 11 symbolize — sym|bol|ize [ sımbə,laız ] verb transitive 1. ) to be a symbol of something: The dragon symbolizes the enemies of the Church. 2. ) to be considered as a typical or perfect example of something: For many people cars symbolize personal freedom …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 symbolize — [ˈsɪmbəˌlaɪz] verb [T] 1) to be a symbol of something The cross symbolizes Christianity.[/ex] 2) to be considered as a perfect example of something For many people, cars symbolize personal freedom.[/ex] …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 13 symbolize — verb ( ized; izing) Date: 1603 transitive verb 1. to serve as a symbol of 2. to represent, express, or identify by a symbol intransitive verb to use symbols or symbolism • symbolizer noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 symbolize — /sim beuh luyz /, v., symbolized, symbolizing. v.t. 1. to be a symbol of; stand for or represent in the manner of a symbol. 2. to represent by a symbol or symbols. 3. to regard or treat as symbolic. v.i. 4. to use symbols. Also, esp. Brit.,… …

    Universalium

  • 15 symbolize — verb /ˈsɪmbəlaɪz/ To be symbolic of; to represent …

    Wiktionary

  • 16 symbolize — sym·bol·ize also Brit sym·bol·ise sim bə .līz vt, ized also Brit ised; iz·ing also Brit is·ing 1) to serve as a symbol of 2) to represent, express, or identify by a symbol …

    Medical dictionary

  • 17 symbolize — Synonyms and related words: advert to, allude to, argue, be construed as, be taken as, bespeak, betoken, body forth, breathe, catch a likeness, character, characterize, chart, connote, delineate, denominate, denote, depict, designate, diagram,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 symbolize — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. represent, indicate, signify, typify, mean, betoken, express, imply. See indication. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. typify, signify, express; see mean 1 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. represent,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 symbolize — sym|bol|ize also symbolise BrE [ˈsımbəlaız] v [T] if something symbolizes a quality, feeling etc, it represents it ▪ Crime often symbolizes a wider social problem. ▪ Growing discontent has been symbolized by the protests …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 symbolize — [[t]sɪ̱mbəlaɪz[/t]] symbolizes, symbolizing, symbolized VERB If one thing symbolizes another, it is used or regarded as a symbol of it. [V n] The fall of the Berlin Wall symbolised the end of the Cold War between East and West. [V ed] ...the post …

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