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EMBODY (embodied)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does embody mean? 

EMBODY (verb)
  The verb EMBODY has 3 senses:

1. represent in bodily form
2. represent, as of a character on stage
3. represent or express something abstract in tangible form

  Familiarity information: EMBODY used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


EMBODY (verb)


Sense 1embody [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Represent in bodily form

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

body forth; embody; incarnate; substantiate

Context examples:

He embodies all that is evil wrong with the system / The painting substantiates the feelings of the artist

Hypernyms (to "embody" is one way to...):

be (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun))

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2embody [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Represent, as of a character on stage

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

embody; personify; be

Context example:

Derek Jacobi was Hamlet

Hypernyms (to "embody" is one way to...):

represent; stand for; symbolise; symbolize; typify (express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "embody"):

body; personify (invest with or as with a body; give body to)

exemplify; represent (be characteristic of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 3embody [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Represent or express something abstract in tangible form

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Context example:

This painting embodies the feelings of the Romantic period

Hypernyms (to "embody" is one way to...):

represent (serve as a means of expressing something)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


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