Definition of embody
1 : to give a body to (a spirit) : incarnate
2a : to deprive of spiritualityb : 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 born 1917
Examples of embody in a Sentence
The legislature embodied a revenue provision in the new law.
they must embody their ideas in substantial institutions if they are to survive
Recent Examples of embody from the Web
The soundtrack is laden with music cues in the quirk-folk vein that indicate a mood rather than embodying one.
The wear-all-day collection boasts fashionable and functional pieces that embody Underwood’s style and strength, from tops and leggings to sports bras and light jackets, in bright summer hues and head-turning prints (prices range from $15-$95).
Trump promised during his campaign to move the embassy, a policy embodied both in federal law and the Republican Party platform.
The intersection of spiritual experience is often Soul Connections, a cool new-age emporium that for 30 years has embodied the nature of Mount Shasta, believed to be home to a range of spiritual entities.
Pepper's reputation as an album that embodies a specific counter-cultural moment in Britain.
The Krechevskys’ approach embodies the latest trend promoted by the travel industry: family vacation planning.
Properties with an E, the highest rating, and K embody the distinctive characteristics of a time period, region, construction method or represent work of an important creative individual, according to the draft ordinance.
That would be a young postulant named Sister Cathleen, embodied with gorgeous stillness by Margaret Qualley, who defies the wishes of her mother (Julianne Nicholson) to pursue her love of God to its fullest.
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First Known Use of embody
EMBODY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of embody for English Language Learners
: 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
EMBODY Defined for Kids
Definition of embody for Students
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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