Definition of Symbolise

1. Verb. Represent or identify by using a symbol; use symbols. "These painters believed that artists should symbolize"

Exact synonyms: Symbolize
Generic synonyms: Represent
Derivative terms: Symbolisation, Symbolization



2. Verb. Express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol. "What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?"

Definition of Symbolise

1. Verb. To be symbolic of; to represent. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Symbolise

1. [v -ISED, -ISING, -ISES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Symbolise

symbolic expressions
symbolic link
symbolic links
symbolic logic
symbolic representation
symbolic speech
symbolical
symbolically
symbolicalness
symbolicism
symbolicisms
symbolics
symboling
symbolisable
symbolisation
symbolise (current term)
symbolised
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symbolizations
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symbolized

Literary usage of Symbolise

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Vision of William Concerning Piers Plowman: Together with Vita de Dowel by William Langland, Walter William Skeat (1884)
"... them with the word they are meant to symbolise; but a few are arbitrarily chosen. Thus P, I, M, K represent, respectively, Phil- lipps, Ilchester, ..."

2. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"... and niece of Constan tine XIV., the last Emperor of Byzantium. The two heads symbolise the Eastern or Byzantine Empire and the Western or ..."

3. The Philosophy of History by Augustus Schade, Rudolf Rocholl (1899)
"... for they alone symbolise the community of interest. If at all conscious of the responsibilities resting upon them by virtue of their position, ..."

4. The Alternative: A Study in Psychology by Edmund R. Clay (1882)
"AN idea of a Kind may symbolise the kind as a whole, or as a sum of the parts,—in the ... symbolise ..."

5. The Alternative: A Study in Psychology by E. R. Clay (1882)
"AN idea of a Kind may symbolise the kind as a whole, or as a sum of the parts, — in the one case veiling the ..."

6. The Immortality of the Soul by Oliver Lodge (1908)
"... encounter no clammy horror, but shall receive an assistance and sympathy which it is legitimate to symbolise as a clasp from the hand of Christ himself. ..."

7. The Vision of William Concerning Piers Plowman: Together with Vita de Dowel by William Langland, Walter William Skeat (1884)
"... them with the word they are meant to symbolise; but a few are arbitrarily chosen. Thus P, I, M, K represent, respectively, Phil- lipps, Ilchester, ..."

8. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"... and niece of Constan tine XIV., the last Emperor of Byzantium. The two heads symbolise the Eastern or Byzantine Empire and the Western or ..."

9. The Philosophy of History by Augustus Schade, Rudolf Rocholl (1899)
"... for they alone symbolise the community of interest. If at all conscious of the responsibilities resting upon them by virtue of their position, ..."

10. The Alternative: A Study in Psychology by Edmund R. Clay (1882)
"AN idea of a Kind may symbolise the kind as a whole, or as a sum of the parts,—in the ... symbolise ..."

11. The Alternative: A Study in Psychology by E. R. Clay (1882)
"AN idea of a Kind may symbolise the kind as a whole, or as a sum of the parts, — in the one case veiling the ..."

12. The Immortality of the Soul by Oliver Lodge (1908)
"... encounter no clammy horror, but shall receive an assistance and sympathy which it is legitimate to symbolise as a clasp from the hand of Christ himself. ..."

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