verb (used with object), sym·bol·ized, sym·bol·iz·ing.
verb (used without object), sym·bol·ized, sym·bol·iz·ing.
Examples from the Web for symbolise
Secondly, there are parables, in which the narrative form is only used to symbolise a deeper truth.Christianity As A Mystical Fact|Rudolf Steiner
The figure was about eight feet long, and was evidently intended to symbolise a man.
Her images were covered with breasts, to symbolise that she was but mother-earth, from whom mankind derived their means of life.The Hittites|A. H. Sayce
He did not know what it was about her that seemed to symbolise all that is forever young and fresh and imperishable.The Business of Life|Robert W. Chambers
Joseph, a name frequently used by Persian poets, irrespective of gender, to symbolise the ideal type of human beauty.Jallu'd-dn Rm|Frederick Hadland Davis
British Dictionary definitions for symbolise
Word Origin and History for symbolise
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.