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Meaning of EMBODY

Pronunciation:  em'bâdee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  represent, as of a character on stage; "Derek Jacobi was Hamlet"
  2. [v]  represent in bodily form; "He embodies all that is evil wrong with the system"; "The painting substantiates the feelings of the artist"
  3. [v]  represent or express something abstract in tangible form; "This painting embodies the feelings of the Romantic period"

EMBODY is a 6 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: be, body forth, incarnate, personify, substantiate
 See Also: body, exemplify, represent, stand for, symbolise, symbolize, typify



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Em*bod"y\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Embodied}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Embodying}.]
    To form into a body; to invest with a body; to collect into a
    body, a united mass, or a whole; to incorporate; as, to
    embody one's ideas in a treatise. [Written also {imbody}.]
          Devils embodied and disembodied.         --Sir W.
          The soul, while it is embodied, can no more be divided
          from sin.                                --South.
  2. \Em*bod"y\, v. i.
    To unite in a body, a mass, or a collection; to coalesce.
    [Written also {imbody}.]
          Firmly to embody against this court party. --Burke.
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