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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 ?
Those stern, immitigable features seemed to symbolize an evil influence, and so darkly to mingle the shadow of their presence with the sunshine of the passing hour, that no good thoughts or purposes could ever spring up and blossom there.
No, thought I, there must be some sober reason for this thing; furthermore, it must symbolize something unseen.
The daily sacrifice, more awful really than all the sacrifices of the antique world, stirred him as much by its superb rejection of the evidence of the senses as by the primitive simplicity of its elements and the eternal pathos of the human tragedy that it sought to symbolize.
The two favorite studies of my youth were botany and mineralogy, and subsequently, when I learned that the use of simples frequently explained the whole history of a people, and the entire life of individuals in the East, as flowers betoken and symbolize a love affair, I have regretted that I was not a man, that I might have been a Flamel, a Fontana, or a Cabanis.
But she has erroneous ideas concerning the American flag and the protection it is supposed to symbolize.
A single potted tree might symbolize a forest, and houses and caverns, with a great deal else, might be left to the imagination of the audience.
I can symbolize my thought by using the name of any creature, of any fact, because every creature is man agent or patient.
But we cannot symbolize the fact that Plato does not precede Socrates by not putting the word "precedes" between "Plato" and "Socrates.
She noted the weary, patient look in his face, the bent shoulders, the labor-gnarled hands, and it all seemed to symbolize the futility of his social creed.
Alp says the main dome of the mosque symbolizes the Earth, and adorning it with verses from the Quran symbolizes that the Quran and Islam span the globe.
According to the city's 100th anniversary website, the mine shaft symbolizes the city's rich mining heritage and the blue band represents the Mattagami River.
The gold background of the crest symbolizes the achievements made by MI since the first Army Intelligence unit was created in 1776.