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Verb: symbolise  'sim-bu,lIz
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: symbolize)
  1. Represent or identify by using a symbol; use symbols
    - symbolize, symbol [archaic]
  2. Express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol
    "What does the Statue of Liberty symbolise?";
    - typify, symbolize, stand for, represent, symbol [archaic]

Derived forms: symbolises, symbolised, symbolising

Type of: intend, mean, represent

Encyclopedia: Symbolise