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Verb: embody  im'bó-dee or em'bó-dee
  1. Represent in bodily form
    "He embodies all that is evil wrong with the system";
    - incarnate, body forth, substantiate
     
  2. Represent, as of a character on stage
    "Derek Jacobi embodied Hamlet";
    - be, personify
     
  3. Represent or express something abstract in tangible form
    "This painting embodies the feelings of the Romantic period"

Derived forms: embodies, embodying, embodied

Type of: be, represent, stand for, symbol [archaic], symbolise [Brit], symbolize, typify

Encyclopedia: Embody