verb (embodies, embodying, embodied)[with object]
- 1Be an expression of or give a tangible or visible form to (an idea, quality, or feeling): a team that embodies competitive spirit and skillMore example sentences
- That these preferences could be expressed as embodying new ideas as well as satisfying specific interests was in our view crucial.
- The idea of total war embodies a rare quality among interpretations of the American Civil War: it is without sectional bias.
- Social hierarchy cannot and does not exist without being embodied in meanings and expressed in communications.
- 1.1Provide (a spirit) with a physical form.More example sentences
- The Mowachaht-Muchalaht believe Luna embodies the spirit of their late chief, Ambrose Maquinna, who said he would return to them in the form of a whale after he died.
- 2Include or contain (something) as a constituent part: the changes in law embodied in the Freedom of Information ActMore example sentences
- The terms of settlement are embodied in a long and complex document which also includes agreement between Citigen and the City on a number of other matters, including a waiver on which Citigen relies in this application.
- Despite their imposing title, they were not embodied in any constitutional document and were never formally written down.
- Their proposal was embodied in an amendment by Senator Daschle.
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- Once again we get a series of monologues skewering this or that human folly through one of its typical embodiers.
- Do not be an embodier of fame; do not be a storehouse of schemes; do not be an undertaker of projects; do not be a proprietor of wisdom.
- The power of the Messiah/Kingdom Embodier is revealed in healings.
mid 16th century: from em- + body, on the pattern of Latin incorporare.