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Definition of Symbolize


  1. To have a resemblance of qualities or properties; to correspond; to harmonize.
  2. To hold the same faith; to agree.
  3. To use symbols; to represent ideas symbolically.
  4. To make to agree in properties or qualities.
  5. To make representative of something; to regard or treat as symbolic.
  6. To represent by a symbol or symbols.

Symbolize Quotations

Black and white are the colors of photography. To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected.
Robert Frank

Epic poetry exhibits life in some great symbolic attitude. It cannot strictly be said to symbolize life itself, but always some manner of life.
Lascelles Abercrombie

I'm a hard worker, and everything with me is, if I work hard, I should get paid for it. Everything with me, I try to symbolize something flashy like jewelry or a car. The rubbing hands is a symbol of hustling, so it goes back to the money.

When the wedding march sounds the resolute approach, the clock no longer ticks, it tolls the hour. The figures in the aisle are no longer individuals, they symbolize the human race.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Martin Luther King, Jr. didn't carry just a piece of cloth to symbolize his belief in racial equality; he carried the American flag.
Adrian Cronauer
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Symbolize Translations

symbolize in Dutch is symboliseren
symbolize in French is symbolisez, symbolisent, symboliser, symbolisons
symbolize in German is symbolisieren, symbolisiere
symbolize in Spanish is simbolizar
symbolize in Swedish is symbolisera
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