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embody

verb em·body \im-ˈbä-dē\

: to represent (something) in a clear and obvious way : to be a symbol or example of (something)

: to include (something) as a part or feature

em·bod·iedem·body·ing

Full Definition of EMBODY

transitive verb
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
:  to represent in human or animal form :  personify <men who greatly embodied the idealism of American life — A. M. Schlesinger b1917>
em·bodi·er noun
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Examples of EMBODY

  1. The legislature embodied a revenue provision in the new law.
  2. <they must embody their ideas in substantial institutions if they are to survive>

First Known Use of EMBODY

circa 1548
EMBODIED Defined for Kids

embody

verb em·body \im-ˈbä-dē\
em·bod·iedem·body·ing

Definition of EMBODY for Kids

1
:  to give form to <The poet embodied her ideas in words.>
2
:  to represent in visible form <The firefighters embodied courage during the disaster.>
3
:  to make something a body or system or part of a body or system <The basic law of the United States is embodied in its constitution.>

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