Definition of Symbolize

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




2. Verb. Represent or identify by using a symbol; use symbols. "These painters believed that artists should symbolize"
Exact synonyms: Symbolise
Generic synonyms: Represent
Derivative terms: Symbolisation, Symbolization

Definition of Symbolize

1. v. i. To have a resemblance of qualities or properties; to correspond; to harmonize.

2. v. t. To make to agree in properties or qualities.

Definition of Symbolize

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

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Symbolize

1. [v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Symbolize

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symbolize (current term)
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Literary usage of Symbolize

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

1. The Theological and Literary Journal (1861)
"What else is there to which the body sustains the same relation as it does to the soul, and which it may symbolize on the same principle ? Seventhly. ..."

2. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"represent, symbolize, present, show, delineate. 4. Referring to the conveying of an idea by words, actions, etc.: spec, state, emit, manifest, tell, frame, ..."

3. An universal etymological English dictionaryby Nathan Bailey by Nathan Bailey (1724)
"Te symbolize WITH, f 5,«Wr fer, P.] is to agree in any thing w'itb, n» xmake of each ethers Qualities, as, A» and Fin are ..."

4. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1888)
"... were to symbolize the light which Austria was*, to experience from the event ; the Emperor is personally addressed as the origin of the light, ..."

5. The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and ...by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1912)
"Hercules, as the central figure, was to symbolize the young nation; indicating strength, valor, perseverance, and immortality. The Goddess of Pleasure, ..."

6. A Biblical and Theological Dictionary: Explanatory of the History, Manners by Richard Watson, Nathan Bangs (1832)
"It became, therefore, the favourite symbol of kings ; and was employed by the prophet, to symbolize the great and good Hezekiah, with strict propriety. ..."

7. Kettner's Book of the Table: A Manual of Cookery, Practical, Theoretical by Eneas Sweetland Dallas (1877)
"... takes his tail in his mouth to symbolize eternity, and then, after a dainty roll in egg, fine breadcrumb and flour, disports himself in the frying-pan. ..."

8. The Theological and Literary Journal (1861)
"What else is there to which the body sustains the same relation as it does to the soul, and which it may symbolize on the same principle ? Seventhly. ..."

9. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"represent, symbolize, present, show, delineate. 4. Referring to the conveying of an idea by words, actions, etc.: spec, state, emit, manifest, tell, frame, ..."

10. An universal etymological English dictionaryby Nathan Bailey by Nathan Bailey (1724)
"Te symbolize WITH, f 5,«Wr fer, P.] is to agree in any thing w'itb, n» xmake of each ethers Qualities, as, A» and Fin are ..."

11. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1888)
"... were to symbolize the light which Austria was*, to experience from the event ; the Emperor is personally addressed as the origin of the light, ..."

12. The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and ...by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1912)
"Hercules, as the central figure, was to symbolize the young nation; indicating strength, valor, perseverance, and immortality. The Goddess of Pleasure, ..."

13. A Biblical and Theological Dictionary: Explanatory of the History, Manners by Richard Watson, Nathan Bangs (1832)
"It became, therefore, the favourite symbol of kings ; and was employed by the prophet, to symbolize the great and good Hezekiah, with strict propriety. ..."

14. Kettner's Book of the Table: A Manual of Cookery, Practical, Theoretical by Eneas Sweetland Dallas (1877)
"... takes his tail in his mouth to symbolize eternity, and then, after a dainty roll in egg, fine breadcrumb and flour, disports himself in the frying-pan. ..."

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