What does embody mean?

Definitions for embody
ɛmˈbɒd iem·body

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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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Embody

    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

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

How to pronounce embody?

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How to say embody in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of embody in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of embody in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of embody in a Sentence

  1. Anuj Somany:

    Words embody power to inspire or motivate us, but it is only we who have power to open up to see and feel it.

  2. Justin Shullick:

    At Northeast Ohio College Preparatory School, our scholars are taught to embody respect, responsibility and relentlessness. All three characteristics were on display yesterday.

  3. Jake Tapper:

    We're in an era right now of lies and indecency, of tribalism and nastiness, and in this era, we lost someone who tried -- tried -- to embody the opposite of those vicious impulses, his loss leaves a chasm in the public square.

  4. President Michael Schill:

    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.

  5. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Life is a gift, so appreciate it. Love is abundant, so share it. Enthusiasm is infectious, so spread it. Kindness is divine, so embody it. Peace is the only way, so embrace it. The earth is your home, so take care of it. Life is for happiness, so enjoy it.

Images & Illustrations of embody

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