embody

[ em-bod-ee ]
/ ɛmˈbɒd i /
See synonyms for: embody / embodied / embodies / embodying on Thesaurus.com

verb (used with object), em·bod·ied, em·bod·y·ing.

to give a concrete form to; express, personify, or exemplify in concrete form: to embody an idea in an allegorical painting.
to provide with a body; incarnate; make corporeal: to embody a spirit.
to collect into or include in a body; organize; incorporate.
to embrace or comprise.

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Origin of embody

First recorded in 1540–50; em-1 + body

OTHER WORDS FROM embody

em·bod·i·er, nounpre·em·bod·y, verb (used with object), pre·em·bod·ied, pre·em·bod·y·ing.re·em·bod·y, verb (used with object), re·em·bod·ied, re·em·bod·y·ing.well-em·bod·ied, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for embody

embody
/ (ɪmˈbɒdɪ) /

verb -bodies, -bodying or -bodied (tr)

to give a tangible, bodily, or concrete form to (an abstract concept)
to be an example of or express (an idea, principle, etc), esp in actionhis gentleness embodies a Christian ideal
(often foll by in) to collect or unite in a comprehensive whole, system, etc; comprise; includeall the different essays were embodied in one long article
to invest (a spiritual entity) with a body or with bodily form; render incarnate

Derived forms of embody

embodiment, noun
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