What does symbolize mean?

Definitions for symbolize
ˈsɪm bəˌlaɪzsym·bol·ize

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. typify, symbolize, symbolise, stand for, represent(verb)

    express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol

    "What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?"

  2. symbolize, symbolise(verb)

    represent or identify by using a symbol; use symbols

    "The poet symbolizes love in this poem"; "These painters believed that artists should symbolize"


  1. symbolize(Verb)

    To be symbolic of; to represent.

    Etymology: From symboliser

Webster Dictionary

  1. Symbolize(verb)

    to have a resemblance of qualities or properties; to correspond; to harmonize

    Etymology: [Cf. F. symboliser.]

  2. Symbolize(verb)

    to hold the same faith; to agree

    Etymology: [Cf. F. symboliser.]

  3. Symbolize(verb)

    to use symbols; to represent ideas symbolically

    Etymology: [Cf. F. symboliser.]

  4. Symbolize(verb)

    to make to agree in properties or qualities

    Etymology: [Cf. F. symboliser.]

  5. Symbolize(verb)

    to make representative of something; to regard or treat as symbolic

    Etymology: [Cf. F. symboliser.]

  6. Symbolize(verb)

    to represent by a symbol or symbols

    Etymology: [Cf. F. symboliser.]

Editors Contribution

  1. symbolize

    To express as a symbol.

    Our wedding rings are a symbol of our eternal love, unity, peace, friendship, connected hearts, souls and minds.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 4, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of symbolize in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of symbolize in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of symbolize in a Sentence

  1. My Democratic opponent:

    The name of his company -- SPQR -- which is a symbol associated with white nationalists, he often does interviews in front of the Betsy Ross flag, which again is used by white nationalists( to) symbolize the good ol' days when white men ruled the country.

  2. William Safire:

    No one flower can ever symbolize this nation. America is a bouquet.

  3. Saul Bass:

    Symbolize and summarize.

  4. Jean Jullien:

    It was the most spontaneous thing. I heard the news on the radio, and I had this heartfelt reaction. I wanted to draw something that could symbolize peace and solidarity, and I wanted something with the context of Paris.

  5. Ben Cohen:

    I mean, there might be some chocolate chips molded in the shape of a cap that you wear for graduation to symbolize his stance in favor of free college education and reduced student loan rates, i think that there might be equal numbers of peanuts and pecans to symbolize his initiatives to reduce economic inequality.

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