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embody

[ em-bod-ee ]
/ 蓻m藞b蓲d i /
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verb (used with object), em路bod路ied, em路bod路y路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鈥50; em-1 + body

OTHER WORDS FROM embody

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

embody
/ (瑟m藞b蓲d瑟) /

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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