embodies


verb (used with object), em·bod·ied, em·bod·y·ing.

  1. to give a concrete form to; express, personify, or exemplify in concrete form: to embody an idea in an allegorical painting.
  2. to provide with a body; incarnate; make corporeal: to embody a spirit.
  3. to collect into or include in a body; organize; incorporate.
  4. to embrace or comprise.

verb -bodies, -bodying or -bodied (tr)

  1. to give a tangible, bodily, or concrete form to (an abstract concept)
  2. to be an example of or express (an idea, principle, etc), esp in actionhis gentleness embodies a Christian ideal
  3. (often foll by in) to collect or unite in a comprehensive whole, system, etc; comprise; includeall the different essays were embodied in one long article
  4. to invest (a spiritual entity) with a body or with bodily form; render incarnate
v.

1540s, in reference to a soul or spirit invested with a physical form; of principles, ideas, etc., from 1660s; from en- (1) “in” + body. Related: Embodied; embodying.

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