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emblematize

[ em-blem-uh-tahyz ]
/ ɛmˈblɛm əˌtaɪz /
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verb (used with object), em·blem·a·tized, em·blem·a·tiz·ing.

to serve as an emblem of; represent by an emblem.

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Also especially British, em·blem·a·tise .

Origin of emblematize

1605–15; emblemat- (see emblematic) + -ize
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Example sentences from the Web for emblematize

  • Serpents and dragons 82 entwine on the lintels, and emblematize the Church's power to overcome.

British Dictionary definitions for emblematize

emblematize

emblemize (ˈɛmbləˌmaɪz), emblematise or emblemise

/ (ɛmˈblɛməˌtaɪz) /

verb (tr)

to function as an emblem of; symbolize
to represent by or as by an emblem
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