symbolize

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verb sym·bol·ize \ˈsim-bə-ˌlīz\

Definition of symbolize

symbolized

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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

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symbolizing

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


Medical Dictionary

symbolize

transitive verb sym·bol·ize
variants: also British

symbolise

\ˈsim-bə-ˌlīz\play

Medical Definition of symbolize

symbolized

also British

symbolised

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symbolizing

also British

symbolising

  1. 1:  to serve as a symbol of

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



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