1. [syn: symbolizing, symbolising]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Symbolize \Sym"bol*ize\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Symbolized; p.
pr. & vb. n. Symbolizing.] [Cf. F. symboliser.]
1. To have a resemblance of qualities or properties; to
correspond; to harmonize.
The pleasing of color symbolizeth with the pleasing
of any single tone to the ear; but the pleasing of
order doth symbolize with harmony. --Bacon.
They both symbolize in this, that they love to look
upon themselves through multiplying glasses.
2. To hold the same faith; to agree. [R.]
The believers in pretended miracles have always
previously symbolized with the performers of them.
--G. S. Faber.
3. To use symbols; to represent ideas symbolically.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the act of representing something with a symbol [syn:
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
26 Moby Thesaurus words for "symbolizing":
apish, delineatory, depictive, echoic, embodying, figurative,
graphic, ideographic, illustrational, illustrative, imitative,
incarnating, limning, mimetic, mimish, onomatopoeic, personifying,
pictographic, pictorial, portraying, representational,
representative, representing, simulative, typifying, vivid