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INCARNATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does incarnate mean? 

INCARNATE (adjective)
  The adjective INCARNATE has 2 senses:

1. possessing or existing in bodily form
2. invested with a bodily form especially of a human body

  Familiarity information: INCARNATE used as an adjective is rare.


INCARNATE (verb)
  The verb INCARNATE has 2 senses:

1. make concrete and real
2. represent in bodily form

  Familiarity information: INCARNATE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


INCARNATE (adjective)


Sense 1incarnate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Possessing or existing in bodily form

Synonyms:

incarnate; bodied; corporal; corporate; embodied

Context examples:

what seemed corporal melted as breath into the wind / an incarnate spirit / 'corporate' is an archaic term

Similar:

corporeal; material (having material or physical form or substance)


Sense 2incarnate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Invested with a bodily form especially of a human body

Context example:

a monarch...regarded as a god incarnate

Similar:

bodied (having a body or a body of a specified kind; often used in combination)


INCARNATE (verb)


Sense 1incarnate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make concrete and real

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

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

actualise; actualize; realise; realize; substantiate (make real or concrete; give reality or substance to)

Sentence frames:

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

Antonym:

disincarnate (make immaterial; remove the real essence of)


Sense 2incarnate [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 "incarnate" 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


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