Definition of emblematize in English:

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emblematize

Pronunciation: /ɛmˈblɛmətʌɪz/
(also emblematise)

verb

[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
More example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with emblematize

lemmatize

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