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"
embody, be, personify(verb)
represent, as of a character on stage
"Derek Jacobi was Hamlet"
represent or express something abstract in tangible form
"This painting embodies the feelings of the Romantic period"
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.
To include or represent, especially as part of a cohesive whole
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
to unite in a body, a mass, or a collection; to coalesce
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
em-bod′i, Imbody, im-, v.t. to form into a body: to make corporeal: to make tangible: to express (an idea in words): to organise.—v.i. to unite in a body or mass.—p.adj. Embod′ied.—n. Embod′iment, act of embodying: state of being embodied: that in which something is embodied. [Em, in, and body.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'embody' in Verbs Frequency: #982
The numerical value of embody in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of embody in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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- въплъщавам, олицетворявамBulgarian
- ztělesňovat, zahrnoutCzech
- personificar, encarnarSpanish
- sisältää, [[olla]] [[jonkin]] [[ruumiillistuma]], käsittää, ilmentääFinnish
- personnifier, représenter, incarnerFrench
- incorporar, encarnar, personificarPortuguese
- воплоща́ть, воплоти́ть, олицетворя́ть, олицетвори́тьRussian
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