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
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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