HyperDic: symbolize

English > 2 senses of the word symbolize:
VERBcommunicationsymbolize, typify, symbolise, stand for, representexpress indirectly by an image, form, or model
communicationsymbolize, symboliserepresent or identify by using a symbol
symbolize > pronunciation
Soundssih'mbahlay.z
Rhymesactualize ... womanize: 266 rhymes with ayz...
English > symbolize: 2 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningExpress indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?"
Synonymstypify, symbolise, stand for, represent
Narrowerembody, be, personifyrepresent, as of a character on stage
typify, epitomize, epitomiseembody the essential characteristics / characteristics of or be a typical example of
Broadermean, intendmean or intend to express or convey
Spanishrepresentar, simbolizar
Catalanrepresentar, simbolitzar
Nounssymbol, symbolizationsomething visible that by association or convention represents something else that is invisible
symbolan arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance
symbolizersomeone skilled in the interpretation or representation of symbols
symbolizingthe act of representing something with a symbol
English > symbolize: 2 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningrepresent or identify by using a symbol; use symbols.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something
Examples
  • "The poet symbolizes love in this poem"
  • "These painters believed that artists should symbolize"
Synonymsymbolise
Broaderrepresentdescribe or present, usually with respect to a particular quality
Spanishsimbolizar
Nounssymbolizationthe use of symbols to convey meaning / meaning

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