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VERB (3)

1. represent in bodily form;
- Example: "He embodies all that is evil wrong with the system"
- Example: "The painting substantiates the feelings of the artist"
[syn: incarnate, body forth, embody, substantiate]

2. represent, as of a character on stage;
- Example: "Derek Jacobi was Hamlet"
[syn: embody, be, personify]

3. represent or express something abstract in tangible form;
- Example: "This painting embodies the feelings of the Romantic period"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Embody \Em*bod"y\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Embodied; p. pr. & vb. n. Embodying.] To form into a body; to invest with a body; to collect into a body, a united mass, or a whole; to incorporate; as, to embody one's ideas in a treatise. [Written also imbody.] [1913 Webster] Devils embodied and disembodied. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] The soul, while it is embodied, can no more be divided from sin. --South. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Embody \Em*bod"y\, v. i. To unite in a body, a mass, or a collection; to coalesce. [Written also imbody.] [1913 Webster] Firmly to embody against this court party. --Burke. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

embody v 1: represent in bodily form; "He embodies all that is evil wrong with the system"; "The painting substantiates the feelings of the artist" [syn: incarnate, body forth, embody, substantiate] 2: represent, as of a character on stage; "Derek Jacobi was Hamlet" [syn: embody, be, personify] 3: represent or express something abstract in tangible form; "This painting embodies the feelings of the Romantic period"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

177 Moby Thesaurus words for "embody": absorb, actualize, add, admit, adumbrate, affect, amalgamate, assemble, assimilate, betoken, blend, body, body forth, brandish, breathe, bring forth, bring forward, bring into view, bring out, bring to notice, build, build up, coalesce, codify, collect, combine, come together, complete, compose, compound, comprehend, comprise, concentrate, concretize, connect, consist of, consolidate, constitute, construct, contain, corporealize, corporify, count in, cover, dangle, demonstrate, develop, disclose, display, divulge, dramatize, emblematize, embrace, enact, encircle, enclose, encompass, enter into, entify, envisage, epitomize, evidence, evince, exemplify, exhibit, expose to view, express, exteriorize, externalize, fabricate, figure, fill, fill in, fill out, flaunt, flourish, flux, foreshadow, form, fuse, give sign, give token, go into, have, highlight, hold, hypostatize, illuminate, illustrate, image, impersonate, incarnate, include, incorporate, indicate, integrate, interblend, interfuse, involve, join, lend substance to, lump together, make, make clear, make one, make plain, make up, manifest, materialize, mean, meld, melt into one, merge, merge in, mirror, mix, number among, objectify, occupy, organize, parade, perform, personalize, personate, personify, piece together, prefigure, present, pretypify, produce, project, put together, realize, receive, reckon among, reckon in, reckon with, reembody, reflect, reify, reincarnate, represent, reveal, roll into one, roll out, set forth, shade into, shadow, shadow forth, show, show forth, solidify, spotlight, stand for, structure, substantialize, substantiate, substantify, subsume, symbolize, syncretize, syndicate, synthesize, systematize, take in, take into account, take into consideration, take up, token, transmigrate, trot out, typify, unfold, unify, unite, unite in, wave