verb (used with object), embodied, embodying.
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.
Also, imbody.

1540–50; em-1 + body

embodier, noun
preembody, verb (used with object), preembodied, preembodying.
reembody, verb (used with object), reembodied, reembodying.
well-embodied, adjective
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embody (ɪmˈbɒdɪ)
vb , -bodies, -bodying, -bodied
1.  to give a tangible, bodily, or concrete form to (an abstract concept)
2.  to be an example of or express (an idea, principle, etc), esp in action: his gentleness embodies a Christian ideal
3.  (often foll by in) to collect or unite in a comprehensive whole, system, etc; comprise; include: all the different essays were embodied in one long article
4.  to invest (a spiritual entity) with a body or with bodily form; render incarnate

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Word Origin & History

c.1652, in ref. to a soul or spirit invested with a physical form; of principles, ideas, etc., from 1663; from en- "in" + body.
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Example sentences
But while their home embodies this sensibility, it's no showroom.
The rider, who embodies reason, attempts to steer the giant beast by concocting
  justifications for the new course.
Revered and reviled, the wolf embodies society's conflicted relationship with
Rather than being a silly one-off, the slapstick scene embodies the tone of the
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