verb (used with object), sym·bol·ized, sym·bol·iz·ing.
verb (used without object), sym·bol·ized, sym·bol·iz·ing.
- symbolist movement,
- symington, william stuart
Origin of symbolize
Examples from the Web for symbolize
But for some teens ISIS seems to symbolize power and purpose, a great drama promising deliverance from the humdrum.
She seems, if anything, to symbolize an even more incremental progressivism than President Obama.
The practice, which emerged during the eighth century, was meant to symbolize wealth and class.Corsets, Muslin Disease, and More of the Deadly Fashion Trends|The Fashion Beast Team|April 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Colorful inflated onion domes appeared to symbolize the birth of urbanization.Sorry Putin, the Sochi Opening Ceremony Was Totally Gay|Tim Teeman|February 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They chanted slogans and flashed four fingers, which has come to symbolize a pro-Morsi camp violently quashed by the authorities.From President to Prisoner: Mohamed Morsi’s Trial Starts in Egypt|Vivian Salama|November 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And it seemed to symbolize Annie's life for her, in its cramped and pruned and smoky regularity.The Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories|Arnold Bennett
Let us not imitate another's form unless it symbolize a truth to us.Speeches, Addresses, and Occasional Sermons, Volume 1 (of 3)|Theodore Parker
We have grown wiser, and know what such offerings are meant to symbolize—we are to surrender our liberty to the very last grain!Quintus Claudius, Volume 1 of 2|Ernst Eckstein
A parable is a way of teaching in which natural objects are used to represent or symbolize spiritual realities.
Fitly, indeed, do the rags worn by the monks of true Buddhism symbolize the miserable patchwork of its own self-righteousness.Buddhism, In its Connexion With Brahmanism and Hinduism, and In Its Contrast with Christianity|Sir Monier Monier-Williams
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.