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
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.
A former Marine raised in Mishawaka, Indiana, Driver embodies much of Paterson's duality.
All are equally broken, and each embodies one of the cardinal sins.
Taylor embodied the essence of hip-hop, the rambunctiousness of being young, the bravado of being a black man, and the spiritedness of someone used to wielding humor against pain.
Las Vegas embodies a certain shoulders-back shamelessness and charming chutzpah that everyone should celebrate.
Officers Chestnut and Gibson embody some of the very best qualities America has to offer: honor and duty.
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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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