- to use symbols.
Origin of symbolize
Examples from the Web for symbolises
Claude had quite a liking for manure, since it symbolises the world and its life.The Fat and the Thin
This symbolises the miraculous relighting of the taper after the devil had extinguished it.The Story of Paris
How perfectly the type, in this respect, then, symbolises sin!The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Leviticus
S H Kellogg
But I know that this is a form which pleases thee, which symbolises thy nobleness!Hypatia
For the eastern poet he symbolises strength, grace and symmetry.Vidyapati Bangiya Padabali
- (tr) to serve as or be a symbol of
- (tr usually foll by by) to represent by a symbol or symbols
- (intr) to use symbols
- (tr) to treat or regard as symbolic or figurative
Word Origin and History for symbolises
c.1600, "to represent by a symbol," also "to be a symbol of," from French symboliser, from Modern Latin symbolizare, from symbolum (see symbol). Related: Symbolized; symbolizes; symbolizing.