verb (used with object), em·bod·ied, em·bod·y·ing.
- to give a concrete form to; express, personify, or exemplify in concrete form: to embody an idea in an allegorical painting.
- to provide with a body; incarnate; make corporeal: to embody a spirit.
- to collect into or include in a body; organize; incorporate.
- to embrace or comprise.
verb -bodies, -bodying or -bodied (tr)
- to give a tangible, bodily, or concrete form to (an abstract concept)
- to be an example of or express (an idea, principle, etc), esp in actionhis gentleness embodies a Christian ideal
- (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
- to invest (a spiritual entity) with a body or with bodily form; render incarnate