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sym·bol·ize

 (sĭm′bə-līz′)
v. sym·bol·ized, sym·bol·iz·ing, sym·bol·iz·es
v.tr.
1. To serve as a symbol of: "Munich, the 1938 Hitler-Chamberlain meeting that now symbolizes the idea of appeasement" (Jonathan Alter).
2. To represent or identify by a symbol.
v.intr.
To use symbols.

sym′bol·i·za′tion (-bə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
sym′bol·iz′er n.

symbolize

(ˈsɪmbəˌlaɪz) or

symbolise

vb
1. (tr) to serve as or be a symbol of
2. (usually foll by: by) to represent by a symbol or symbols
3. (intr) to use symbols
4. (tr) to treat or regard as symbolic or figurative
ˌsymboliˈzation, ˌsymboliˈsation n

sym•bol•ize

(ˈsɪm bəˌlaɪz)

v. -ized, -iz•ing. v.t.
1. to be a symbol of; stand for or represent in the manner of a symbol: The fox often symbolizes cunning.
2. to represent by a symbol or symbols.
3. to regard or treat as symbolic.
v.i.
4. to use symbols.
[1580–90; < New Latin symbolizāre. See symbol, -ize]
sym`bol•i•za′tion, n.

symbolize


Past participle: symbolized
Gerund: symbolizing

Imperative
symbolize
symbolize
Present
I symbolize
you symbolize
he/she/it symbolizes
we symbolize
you symbolize
they symbolize
Preterite
I symbolized
you symbolized
he/she/it symbolized
we symbolized
you symbolized
they symbolized
Present Continuous
I am symbolizing
you are symbolizing
he/she/it is symbolizing
we are symbolizing
you are symbolizing
they are symbolizing
Present Perfect
I have symbolized
you have symbolized
he/she/it has symbolized
we have symbolized
you have symbolized
they have symbolized
Past Continuous
I was symbolizing
you were symbolizing
he/she/it was symbolizing
we were symbolizing
you were symbolizing
they were symbolizing
Past Perfect
I had symbolized
you had symbolized
he/she/it had symbolized
we had symbolized
you had symbolized
they had symbolized
Future
I will symbolize
you will symbolize
he/she/it will symbolize
we will symbolize
you will symbolize
they will symbolize
Future Perfect
I will have symbolized
you will have symbolized
he/she/it will have symbolized
we will have symbolized
you will have symbolized
they will have symbolized
Future Continuous
I will be symbolizing
you will be symbolizing
he/she/it will be symbolizing
we will be symbolizing
you will be symbolizing
they will be symbolizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been symbolizing
you have been symbolizing
he/she/it has been symbolizing
we have been symbolizing
you have been symbolizing
they have been symbolizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been symbolizing
you will have been symbolizing
he/she/it will have been symbolizing
we will have been symbolizing
you will have been symbolizing
they will have been symbolizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been symbolizing
you had been symbolizing
he/she/it had been symbolizing
we had been symbolizing
you had been symbolizing
they had been symbolizing
Conditional
I would symbolize
you would symbolize
he/she/it would symbolize
we would symbolize
you would symbolize
they would symbolize
Past Conditional
I would have symbolized
you would have symbolized
he/she/it would have symbolized
we would have symbolized
you would have symbolized
they would have symbolized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.symbolize - express indirectly by an image, form, or modelsymbolize - express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol; "What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?"
mean, intend - mean or intend to express or convey; "You never understand what I mean!"; "what do his words intend?"
embody, personify, be - represent, as of a character on stage; "Derek Jacobi was Hamlet"
epitomise, epitomize, typify - embody the essential characteristics of or be a typical example of; "The fugue typifies Bach's style of composition"
2.symbolize - represent or identify by using a symbol; use symbols; "The poet symbolizes love in this poem"; "These painters believed that artists should symbolize"
represent - describe or present, usually with respect to a particular quality; "He represented this book as an example of the Russian 19th century novel"

symbolize

verb represent, signify, stand for, mean, exemplify, denote, typify, personify, connote, betoken, body forth The fall of the Berlin Wall symbolized the end of the Cold War.

symbolize

verb
To serve as an example, image, or symbol of:
Translations
symbolizovat
symbolisere
jelképez
tákna
symbolizovať
sembolize etmeksimgelemek

symbolize

[ˈsɪmbəlaɪz] VTsimbolizar

symbolize

[ˈsɪmbəlaɪz] symbolise (British) vtsymboliser

symbolize

symbolize

[ˈsɪmbəˌlaɪz] vtsimboleggiare

symbol

(ˈsimbəl) noun
a thing that is regarded as representing or standing for another. The dove is the symbol of peace.
symˈbolic (-ˈbo-) adjective
In the Christian religion, bread and wine are symbolic of Christ's body and blood.
symˈbolically adverb
ˈsymbolize, ˈsymbolise verb
to be a symbol of or represent by a symbol. A ring symbolizes everlasting love.
ˈsymbolism noun
References in classic literature ?
The chase of butterflies was an apt emblem of the ideal pursuit in which he had spent so many golden hours; but would the beautiful idea ever be yielded to his hand like the butterfly that symbolized it?
Years of deprivation, of bending toil and then, suddenly, this had come--this miracle symbolized by this piece of paper.
Beauty to her, as to all who have felt, lay not in the thing, but in what the thing symbolized.
I afterward learned that it symbolized the offering of a man's life in return for some great favor done him; and my act of refusing, which I had immediately done, was what was expected of me.
These churches were symbolized in the Scriptures as candlesticks, and on certain conditions there was a sort of implied promise that Smyrna should be endowed with a "crown of life.
For though the origin of most of our words is forgotten, each word was at first a stroke of genius, and obtained currency because for the moment it symbolized the world to the first speaker and to the hearer.
He told him that he should try to do nothing to stain the whiteness of that apron, which symbolized strength and purity; then of the unexplained trowel, he told him to toil with it to cleanse his own heart from vice, and indulgently to smooth with it the heart of his neighbor.
After dinner, when Celia was playing an "air, with variations," a small kind of tinkling which symbolized the aesthetic part of the young ladies' education, Dorothea went up to her room to answer Mr.
No affection gathered round the card, but it symbolized the life of culture, that Jacky should never spoil.
The fact that Socrates precedes Plato is symbolized in English by the fact that the word "precedes" occurs between the words "Socrates" and "Plato.
Stelling took no note of these things; he only observed that Tom's faculties failed him before the abstractions hideously symbolized to him in the pages of the Eton Grammar, and that he was in a state bordering on idiocy with regard to the demonstration that two given triangles must be equal, though he could discern with great promptitude and certainty the fact that they
Summary: The Minister of Investment, Ashraf Salman,underlines that these measures taken by Mehleb government symbolized by an increase in fuel prices go in the right direction to attract foreign investment to Egypt.