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v. sym·bol·ized, sym·bol·iz·ing, sym·bol·iz·es
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.
To use symbols.
sym′bol·i·za′tion (-bə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
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|Noun||1.||symbolization - the use of symbols to convey meaning|
|2.||symbolization - something visible that by association or convention represents something else that is invisible; "the eagle is a symbol of the United States"|
representational process - any basic cognitive process in which some entity comes to stand for or represent something else
crossbones - two crossed bones (or a representation of two crossed bones) used as a symbol danger or death
cornucopia, horn of plenty - a goat's horn filled with grain and flowers and fruit symbolizing prosperity
death's head - a human skull (or a representation of a human skull) used as a symbol of death
oriflamme - an inspiring symbol or ideal that serves as a rallying point in a struggle
white feather - a symbol of cowardice
|3.||symbolization - the practice of investing things with symbolic meaning|