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
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Words embody power to inspire or motivate us, but it is only we who have power to open up to see and feel it.
At Northeast Ohio College Preparatory School, our scholars are taught to embody respect, responsibility and relentlessness. All three characteristics were on display yesterday.
I do not believe any of our coaches, administrators, or other university personnel acted wrongfully, nor do I believe that any one of them failed to live up to the high moral standards that we value and that they embody in their work every day.
All men are in some degree impressed by the face of the world; some men even to delight. This love of beauty is taste. Others have the same love in such success that, not content with admiring, they seek to embody it in new forms. The creation of beauty is art.
Measuring self-reported happiness and achieving well-being should be on every nation's agenda as they begin to pursue the Sustainable Development Goals, indeed the goals themselves embody the very idea that human well-being should be nurtured through a holistic approach that combines economic, social and environmental objectives.
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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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