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
If old-school Lara Croft embodies much of what's wrong with female representation in an interactive medium that as of 2016 counts over 40% of its adherents as women, new-school Lara Croft has plenty to say about what's right.
Yet, its Palapas Roll embodies all that is holy about the style.
Day-Lewis embodied Acting with a capital A, embracing all of its finicky pretense.
Additionally, Canadian courts have a greater interest in adjudicating cases impinging on constitutional and quasi-constitutional rights because these rights play an essential role in a free and democratic society and embody key Canadian values.
Victoria MacGregor, the coordinator for First Town Downtown, said the bricks are a perfect way to honor a friend, family member, or an organization that embodies the Windsor spirit.
Just about every resistance movement is embodied in a character, and the lives and struggles of these characters intersect.
Spaniard Ignacio Echeverria and Frenchmen Alexandre Pigeard and Sebastien Belanger embodied the experience of countless Europeans who jump from one city to another following jobs and opportunities.
Take that to the next argument embodied in presidential tweets.
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First Known Use of embody
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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
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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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