- to use symbols.
Origin of symbolize
Examples from the Web for symbolise
Historical Examples of symbolise
The practice may symbolise the fertilising influence of rain.
To symbolise them, they were as a sword-blade lying beside book.The Celt and Saxon, Complete
Page xii, "symbolize" changed to "symbolise" for consistency.Musical Criticisms
The enamel round the ring is black, to symbolise the constancy of her who sends it.The Mystery of Mary Stuart
What it symbolised, if symbolise anything it did, we know not.Evolution in Art
Alfred C. Haddon
- (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
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.