Definition of emblematize in English:


Line breaks: em¦blem|at¦ize
Pronunciation: /ɛmˈblɛmətʌɪz
(also emblematise)


[with object] formal
  • Serve as a symbol of (a quality or concept): the poet sees her lover in terms that emblematize both beauty and poetic skill
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    • The prison cell thus becomes an appropriate symbol of Jesus's nihilistic perspective, a space which emblematizes Jesus's complete negation of the society that has sought to destroy and negate him.
    • He distinguishes three phases, designating them after the programmatic conceit which serves in each case to emblematize the unity of purpose conjoining the individuals depicted.
    • However, this image is rather like the shoe-stand carved out of the rubble: it emblematizes something not meant to last.

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