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in·car·nate

 (ĭn-kär′nĭt)
adj.
1.
a. Invested with bodily nature and form: an incarnate spirit.
b. Embodied in human form; personified: a villain who is evil incarnate.
2. Incarnadine.
tr.v. (-nāt′) in·car·nat·ed, in·car·nat·ing, in·car·nates
1.
a. To give bodily, especially human, form to.
b. To personify.
2. To realize in action or fact; actualize: a community that incarnates its founders' ideals.

[Middle English, from Late Latin incarnātus, past participle of incarnāre, to make flesh : Latin in-, causative pref.; see in-2 + Latin carō, carn-, flesh; see sker- in Indo-European roots.]

in·car′na′tor n.

incarnate

adj (usually immediately postpositive)
1. possessing bodily form, esp the human form: a devil incarnate.
2. personified or typified: stupidity incarnate.
3. (Botany) (esp of plant parts) flesh-coloured or pink
vb (tr)
4. to give a bodily or concrete form to
5. to be representative or typical of
[C14: from Late Latin incarnāre to make flesh, from Latin in-2 + carō flesh]

in•car•nate

(adj. ɪnˈkɑr nɪt, -neɪt; v. -neɪt)

adj., v. -nat•ed, -nat•ing. adj.
1. given a bodily, esp. a human, form: a devil incarnate.
2. typified.
3. crimson.
v.t.
4. to put into or represent in a concrete form.
5. to be the embodiment of: a woman who incarnates goodness.
[1350–1400; late Middle English < Late Latin incarnāre to make into flesh = Latin in- in-2 + -carnāre, v. derivative of carō flesh (see carnal)]

incarnate


Past participle: incarnated
Gerund: incarnating

Imperative
incarnate
incarnate
Present
I incarnate
you incarnate
he/she/it incarnates
we incarnate
you incarnate
they incarnate
Preterite
I incarnated
you incarnated
he/she/it incarnated
we incarnated
you incarnated
they incarnated
Present Continuous
I am incarnating
you are incarnating
he/she/it is incarnating
we are incarnating
you are incarnating
they are incarnating
Present Perfect
I have incarnated
you have incarnated
he/she/it has incarnated
we have incarnated
you have incarnated
they have incarnated
Past Continuous
I was incarnating
you were incarnating
he/she/it was incarnating
we were incarnating
you were incarnating
they were incarnating
Past Perfect
I had incarnated
you had incarnated
he/she/it had incarnated
we had incarnated
you had incarnated
they had incarnated
Future
I will incarnate
you will incarnate
he/she/it will incarnate
we will incarnate
you will incarnate
they will incarnate
Future Perfect
I will have incarnated
you will have incarnated
he/she/it will have incarnated
we will have incarnated
you will have incarnated
they will have incarnated
Future Continuous
I will be incarnating
you will be incarnating
he/she/it will be incarnating
we will be incarnating
you will be incarnating
they will be incarnating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been incarnating
you have been incarnating
he/she/it has been incarnating
we have been incarnating
you have been incarnating
they have been incarnating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been incarnating
you will have been incarnating
he/she/it will have been incarnating
we will have been incarnating
you will have been incarnating
they will have been incarnating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been incarnating
you had been incarnating
he/she/it had been incarnating
we had been incarnating
you had been incarnating
they had been incarnating
Conditional
I would incarnate
you would incarnate
he/she/it would incarnate
we would incarnate
you would incarnate
they would incarnate
Past Conditional
I would have incarnated
you would have incarnated
he/she/it would have incarnated
we would have incarnated
you would have incarnated
they would have incarnated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.incarnate - make concrete and real
actualise, actualize, realize, substantiate, realise - make real or concrete; give reality or substance to; "our ideas must be substantiated into actions"
disincarnate - make immaterial; remove the real essence of
2.incarnate - represent in bodily form; "He embodies all that is evil wrong with the system"; "The painting substantiates the feelings of the artist"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
Adj.1.incarnate - possessing or existing in bodily form; "what seemed corporal melted as breath into the wind"- Shakespeare; "an incarnate spirit"; "`corporate' is an archaic term"
corporeal, material - having material or physical form or substance; "that which is created is of necessity corporeal and visible and tangible" - Benjamin Jowett
2.incarnate - invested with a bodily form especially of a human body; "a monarch...regarded as a god incarnate"
bodied - having a body or a body of a specified kind; often used in combination; "strong-bodied"; "big-bodied"

incarnate

adjective
1. personified, embodied, typified He referred to her as evil incarnate.
2. made flesh, in the flesh, in human form, in bodily form Why should God become incarnate as a male?

incarnate

verb
To represent (an abstraction, for example) in or as if in bodily form:
Translations
مُتَجَسِّد
ztělesněný
inkarneretlevendegjort
megtestesült
holdi klæddur, í mannslíki
įkūnytasįsikūnijęsįsikūnijimas
iemiesots
vtelený
insan şekline girmiş

incarnate

A. [ɪnˈkɑːnɪt] ADJ (Rel) → encarnado
the word incarnateel verbo encarnado
the devil incarnateel diablo personificado, el mismo diablo
B. [ˈɪnkɑːneɪt] VTencarnar

incarnate

[ɪnˈkɑːrnət]
adjincarné(e)
to be evil incarnate → être le diable incarné
[ɪnˈkɑːrneɪt] vtincarner

incarnate

adj (Rel) → fleischgeworden, Mensch geworden; (= personified)leibhaftig attr, → in Person; to become incarnateFleisch werden, Mensch werden; the word Incarnatedas fleischgewordene Wort; he’s the devil incarnateer ist der leibhaftige Teufel or der Teufel in Person; she is cynicism incarnatesie ist der Zynismus in Person
vt (= make real)Gestalt or Form geben (+dat); (= be embodiment of)verkörpern

incarnate

[adj ɪnˈkɑːnɪt; vb ɪnˈkɑːneɪt]
1. adj (Rel) → incarnato/a
the devil incarnate → il diavolo personificato or in persona
2. vtincarnare

incarnate

(inˈkaːnət) adjective
(of God, the devil etc) having taken human form. a devil incarnate.
incarnation (inkaːˈneiʃən) noun
(the) human form taken by a divine being etc. Most Christians believe that Christ was the incarnation of God.
References in classic literature ?
That certain sultanism of his brain, which had otherwise in a good degree remained unmanifested; through those forms that same sultanism became incarnate in an irresistible dictatorship.
I had a theoretical reverence and homage for beauty, elegance, gallantry, fascination; but had I met those qualities incarnate in masculine shape, I should have known instinctively that they neither had nor could have sympathy with anything in me, and should have shunned them as one would fire, lightning, or anything else that is bright but antipathetic.
Necessity compelled me to seek shelter here; though, if I had not learned he was out of the way, I'd have halted at the kitchen, washed my face, warmed myself, got you to bring what I wanted, and departed again to anywhere out of the reach of my accursed - of that incarnate goblin
He is such an incarnate hypocrite, that whatever object he pursues, he must pursue crookedly.
And by mine honour, when we kindle the blazing beacon, for joy of our defence, it shall consume thee, body and bones; and I shall live to hear thou art gone from earthly fires to those of that hell, which never sent forth an incarnate fiend more utterly diabolical
Agatha, on the other hand, having from her childhood heard Uncle John quoted as wisdom and authority incarnate, had begun in her tender years to scoff at him as a pompous and purseproud city merchant, whose sordid mind was unable to cope with her transcendental affairs.
gasped the old woman, looking at him as if he were the devil incarnate.
Nay, drive straight at Mars, and smite him in close combat; fear not this raging madman, villain incarnate, first on one side and then on the other.
During the former the creature left me no moment alone; and, in the latter, I started, hourly, from dreams of unutterable fear, to find the hot breath of the thing upon my face, and its vast weight an incarnate Night-Mare that I had no power to shake off - incumbent eternally upon my heart !
Then he made me swear upon the ashes of our masters, to serve royalty, represented by you -- incarnate in you, sire -- to serve it in word, in thought, and in action.
Once returned from the abysms of the utter North to that little house upon the outskirts of Meudon, it was not the philosopher, the daring observer, the man of iron energy that imposed himself on his family, but a fat and even plaintive jester, a farceur incarnate and kindly, the co-equal of his children, and, it must be written, not seldom the comic despair of Madame Lavalle, who, as she writes five years after the marriage, to her venerable mother, found "in this unequalled intellect whose name I bear the abandon of a large and very untidy boy.
The sister is very pretty, and, apparently, very nice; but, in costume, she is Britannia incarnate.