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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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"
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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.
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symbolize

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

symbolize

[ˈsɪmbəlaɪz] VTsimbolizar
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symbolize

[ˈsɪmbəlaɪz] symbolise (British) vtsymboliser
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symbolize

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symbolize

[ˈsɪmbəˌlaɪz] vtsimboleggiare
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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
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References in classic literature ?
It may serve, let us hope, to symbolise some sweet moral blossom that may be found along the track, or relieve the darkening close of a tale of human frailty and sorrow
To Anne, it always seemed to symbolise Leslie's glowing, pent-up personality, denied all expression save in that flaming glint.
On the branches of the cedars were perched large eagles; amid the foliage of the weeping willows were herons, solemnly standing on one leg; and on every hand were crows, ducks, hawks, wild birds, and a multitude of cranes, which the Japanese consider sacred, and which to their minds symbolise long life and prosperity.
His entire life was committed to the ideals, which the alliance symbolises peace and communal harmony," he said.
It has a lion for Ginger, representing courage, lilies for an absent Posh, symbolising elegance, the leopard for Scary stands for protection - and her fondness for leopard print, the panther for Sporty is for strength, and the dove for Baby symbolises peace.
Inspired by his love for Greek mythology, Mr Corporal's winning logo features the griffin - a creature that symbolises strength, courage and intelligence, and whose half-lion, half-eagle physique is an amalgamation of the two national animals of our countries, namely the lion for Singapore and the Philippine eagle for the Philippines.
The pool of infinity symbolises that life goes on and that the memory of the heroes is infinite.
FOREIGN Minister Ioannis Kasoulides and Austria's Ambassador Karl Michael ME-ller unveiled on Friday a sculpture donated by the Austrian government that symbolises the current political situation on the island.
The coach highlights the sacrifices and symbolises self sufficiency in defense as well as successful restoration of Internally displaced Persons (IDP).
THE CARP: Similar sounding to the word "business" in Chinese, the carp symbolises a wish for benefit or advantage in business.
Red can also be a warning indicating potential danger and sometimes symbolises anger, for example, "seeing red."