Definitions for embodyɛmˈbɒd i

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

em•bod•yɛmˈbɒd i(v.t.)-bod•ied, -bod•y•ing.

  1. to give a concrete form to; personify or exemplify:

    works that embodied the spirit of the age.

  2. to provide with a body; incarnate.

  3. to collect into a body; organize.

  4. to comprise.

Origin of embody:

1540–50

em•bod′i•er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. incarnate, body forth, embody, substantiate(verb)

    represent in bodily form

    "He embodies all that is evil wrong with the system"; "The painting substantiates the feelings of the artist"

  2. embody, be, personify(verb)

    represent, as of a character on stage

    "Derek Jacobi was Hamlet"

  3. embody(verb)

    represent or express something abstract in tangible form

    "This painting embodies the feelings of the Romantic period"

Wiktionary

  1. embody(Verb)

    To represent in a physical form; to incarnate or personify

    As the car salesperson approached, wearing a plaid suit and slicked-back hair, he seemed to embody sleaze.

  2. embody(Verb)

    To include or represent, especially as part of a cohesive whole

Webster Dictionary

  1. Embody(verb)

    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

  2. Embody(verb)

    to unite in a body, a mass, or a collection; to coalesce

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'embody' in Verbs Frequency: #982


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

embody(verb)

to represent.

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