embody

  • 1 Embody — Em*bod y, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Embodied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Embodying}.] To form into a body; to invest with a body; to collect into a body, a united mass, or a whole; to incorporate; as, to embody one s ideas in a treatise. [Written also {imbody} …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Embody — Em*bod y, v. i. To unite in a body, a mass, or a collection; to coalesce. [Written also {imbody}.] [1913 Webster] Firmly to embody against this court party. Burke. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 embody — [v1] represent; materialize actualize, complete, concretize, demonstrate, emblematize, epitomize, evince, exemplify, exhibit, express, exteriorize, externalize, hypostatize, illustrate, incarnate, incorporate, manifest, mirror, objectify,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 4 embody — I verb actualize, constitute, corporealize, exhibit in visible form, express in concrete form, form, give concrete form to, give definite form to, give tangible form to, incarnate, includere, incorporate, integrate, interblend, interfuse,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 embody — 1540s, in reference to a soul or spirit invested with a physical form; of principles, ideas, etc., from 1660s; from EN (Cf. en ) (1) in + BODY (Cf. body) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 embody — 1 incarnate, materialize, externalize, objectify, *realize, actualize, hypostatize, reify Analogous words: invest, *clothe: illustrate, *exemplify: manifest, demonstrate, evidence, evince, *show Antonyms: disembody 2 incorporate, assimilate,… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 embody — ► VERB (embodies, embodied) 1) give a tangible or visible form to (an idea or quality). 2) include or contain as a constituent part. DERIVATIVES embodiment noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 embody — [em bäd′ē, imbäd′ē] vt. embodied, embodying 1. to give bodily form to; make corporeal; incarnate 2. to give definite, tangible, or visible form to; make concrete [a speech embodying democratic ideals] 3. to bring together into an organized whole… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 embody — embodier, n. /em bod ee/, v.t., embodied, embodying. 1. to give a concrete form to; express, personify, or exemplify in concrete form: to embody an idea in an allegorical painting. 2. to provide with a body; incarnate; make corporeal: to embody a …

    Universalium

  • 10 embody — verb a) To represent in a physical form; to incarnate or personify As the car salesperson approached, wearing a plaid suit and slicked back hair, he seemed to embody sleaze. b) To include or represent, especially as part of a cohesive whole The… …

    Wiktionary

  • 11 embody — v. (D; tr.) to embody in * * * [ɪm bɒdɪ] (D; tr.) to embody in …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 12 embody */ — UK [ɪmˈbɒdɪ] / US [ɪmˈbɑdɪ] verb [transitive] Word forms embody : present tense I/you/we/they embody he/she/it embodies present participle embodying past tense embodied past participle embodied 1) to be the best possible example of a particular… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 embody — verb Embody is used with these nouns as the object: ↑attribute, ↑essence, ↑ideal, ↑principle, ↑spirit, ↑tradition, ↑value, ↑virtue …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14 embody — [[t]ɪmbɒ̱di[/t]] embodies, embodying, embodied 1) VERB To embody an idea or quality means to be a symbol or expression of that idea or quality. [V n] Jack Kennedy embodied all the hopes of the 1960s... [V n] For twenty nine years, Checkpoint… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 embody — transitive verb (embodied; embodying) Date: circa 1548 1. to give a body to (a spirit) ; incarnate 2. a. to deprive of spirituality b. to make concrete and perceptible 3. to cause to become a body or part of a body ; incorporate 4 …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 embody — Synonyms and related words: absorb, actualize, add, admit, adumbrate, affect, amalgamate, assemble, assimilate, betoken, blend, body, body forth, brandish, breathe, bring forth, bring forward, bring into view, bring out, bring to notice, build,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 embody — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. incorporate, join, unite, organize, impersonate, personify, incarnate; comprise, contain, include; express. See representation, combination, substance, whole. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To actualize]… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 embody — em|bod|y [ımˈbɔdi US ımˈba:di] v past tense and past participle embodied present participle embodying third person singular embodies [T] 1.) to be a very good example of an idea or quality = ↑represent ▪ She embodies everything I admire in a… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 embody — em|bod|y [ ım badi ] verb transitive * 1. ) to be the best possible example of a particular idea, quality, or principle: The spirit of hope is embodied in the character Anna. 2. ) FORMAL to include something: the freedoms embodied in the treaty …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 embody — em·bod·y || ɪm bÉ’dɪ v. manifest or personify in concrete form; incarnate; incorporate, unite into one body …

    English contemporary dictionary


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