symbolize

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verb sym·bol·ize \ˈsim-bə-ˌlīz\

Definition of symbolize

symbolized

symbolizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to serve as a symbol of

  3. 2 :  to represent, express, or identify by a symbol

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to use symbols or symbolism

symbolizer

noun

Examples of symbolize in a sentence

  1. She came to symbolize the women's movement in America.

  2. <the flag symbolizes our country>

1603

First Known Use of symbolize

1603


SYMBOLIZE Defined for English Language Learners

symbolize

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verb sym·bol·ize \ˈsim-bə-ˌlīz\

Definition of symbolize for English Language Learners

  • : to be a symbol of (something)


SYMBOLIZE Defined for Kids

symbolize

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verb sym·bol·ize \ˈsim-bə-ˌlīz\

Definition of symbolize for Students

symbolized

symbolizing

  1. :  to serve as a representation of <A lion symbolizes courage.>


Medical Dictionary

symbolize

transitive verb sym·bol·ize

Medical Definition of symbolize

symbolized

also British

symbolised

;

symbolizing

also British

symbolising

  1. 1:  to serve as a symbol of

  2. 2:  to represent, express, or identify by a symbol

Variants of symbolize

also British

symbolise

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