embody definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to provide a bodily type to; incarnate.
    • To portray in physical or material form: "As John Adams embodied the old style, Andrew Jackson embodied the newest” ( Richard Hofstadter).
    • to produce section of something or entire; include: legislation that embody a people's values.
    • to make into a body; to invest with a body; to gather into a body, a united size, or a whole; to include.
    • to provide a bodily type to; incarnate.
    • To express in actual or material form: "As John Adams embodied the traditional style, Andrew Jackson embodied the new” ( Richard Hofstadter).
    • which will make section of a method or entire; incorporate: laws and regulations that embody a people's values.
    • to offer a bodily form to; incarnate.
    • To represent in physical or content form: "As John Adams embodied the old-style, Andrew Jackson embodied the brand new” ( Richard Hofstadter).
    • to produce section of a system or entire; incorporate: regulations that embody a people's values.
    • To form into a body; to invest with a body; to get into a body, a united size, or a complete; to include.
    • to make into a human body; to take a position with a human body; to gather into a body, a united size, or a whole; to include.
  • verb:
    • To express in a physical type; to incarnate or personify
    • To include or express, specifically as an element of a cohesive whole
    • express, as of a character on stage
    • express or express anything abstract in concrete form
    • express in actual type
    • To portray in a physical form; to incarnate or personify
    • to incorporate or represent, specially as an element of a cohesive entire
    • To represent in a physical type; to incarnate or personify
    • to incorporate or express, particularly as an element of a cohesive entire
    • express, by a character on-stage
    • represent, since a character on-stage
    • represent or express one thing abstract in concrete kind
    • express in actual type
    • express or show one thing abstract in tangible form
    • represent in physical kind
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To unite in a body, a mass, or a collection; to coalesce.
    • To unite in a body, a mass, or a group; to coalesce.
    • To unite in a body, a mass, or a group; to coalesce.
  • others:
    • To invest with an animate human body; lodge in a physical form; incarnate; therefore, to offer type to; formulate; coördinate sun and rain or maxims of; express, arrange, or exemplify intelligibly or perceptibly: because, to embody thought in terms; legislation is embodied in statutes; structure is embodied art.
    • to create or collect into a body or united size; attain into a complete; incorporate; organize; concentrate: as, to embody troops; to embody scattered customs or folk-lore.
    • Synonyms to mix, compact, integrate, understand, include.
    • To unite into a body, mass, or collection; coalesce.
    • To paint with body or solidity. See impasto.
    • to get with an animate human body; lodge in a physical kind; incarnate; therefore, to give kind to; formulate; coördinate the elements or maxims of; express, arrange, or exemplify intelligibly or perceptibly: as, to embody thought in terms; legislation is embodied in statutes; structure is embodied art.
    • To form or gather into a body or united mass; accumulate into a complete; include; organize; concentrate: as, to embody soldiers; to embody spread practices or folk-lore.
    • Synonyms to mix, small, integrate, understand, include.
    • To unite into a body, size, or collection; coalesce.
    • To color with human anatomy or solidity. See impasto.
    • To invest with an animate human body; lodge in a physical type; incarnate; hence, to provide form to; formulate; coördinate the elements or axioms of; express, arrange, or exemplify intelligibly or perceptibly: as, to embody thought in terms; legislation is embodied in statutes; structure is embodied art.
    • To form or collect into a body or united mass; compile into a whole; include; organize; concentrate: since, to embody soldiers; to embody spread traditions or folk-lore.
    • Synonyms to mix, compact, integrate, understand, comprise.
    • To unite into a body, size, or collection; coalesce.
    • To paint with body or solidity. See impasto.

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