Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb embody

3 senses of embody

Sense 1
incarnate, body forth, embody, substantiate -- (represent in bodily form; "He embodies all that is evil wrong with the system"; "The painting substantiates the feelings of the artist")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 2
embody, be, personify -- (represent, as of a character on stage; "Derek Jacobi was Hamlet")
       => typify, symbolize, symbolise, stand for, represent -- (express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol; "What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?")

Sense 3
embody -- (represent or express something abstract in tangible form; "This painting embodies the feelings of the Romantic period")
       => represent -- (serve as a means of expressing something; "The flower represents a young girl")

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