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verb (used with object), em·blem·a·tized, em·blem·a·tiz·ing.
  1. 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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  • Serpents and dragons 82 entwine on the lintels, and emblematize the Church's power to overcome.

    The Cathedral Builders

    Leader Scott

British Dictionary definitions for emblematize


emblemize (ˈɛmbləˌmaɪz), emblematise or emblemise

verb (tr)
  1. to function as an emblem of; symbolize
  2. to represent by or as by an emblem
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