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symbolize

[ sim-buh-lahyz ]
/ 藞s瑟m b蓹藢la瑟z /
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verb (used with object), sym路bol路ized, sym路bol路iz路ing.
to be a symbol of; stand for or represent in the manner of a symbol.
to represent by a symbol or symbols.
to regard or treat as symbolic.
verb (used without object), sym路bol路ized, sym路bol路iz路ing.
to use symbols.
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Also especially British, sym路bol路ise .

Origin of symbolize

From the New Latin word symboliz膩re, dating back to 1580鈥90. See symbol, -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM symbolize

re路sym路bol路ize, verb, re路sym路bol路ized, re路sym路bol路iz路ing.un路sym路bol路ized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for symbolize

symbolize

symbolise

/ (藞s瑟mb蓹藢la瑟z) /

verb
(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

Derived forms of symbolize

symbolization or symbolisation, noun
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