re symbolize

symbolize

[sim-buh-lahyz]
verb (used with object), symbolized, symbolizing.
1.
to be a symbol of; stand for or represent in the manner of a symbol.
2.
to represent by a symbol or symbols.
3.
to regard or treat as symbolic.
verb (used without object), symbolized, symbolizing.
4.
to use symbols.
Also, especially British, symbolise.


Origin:
1580–90; < Neo-Latin symbolizāre. See symbol, -ize

resymbolize, verb, resymbolized, resymbolizing.
unsymbolized, adjective
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symbolize or symbolise (ˈsɪmbəˌlaɪz)
 
vb (usually foll by by)
1.  (tr) to serve as or be a symbol of
2.  to represent by a symbol or symbols
3.  (intr) to use symbols
4.  (tr) to treat or regard as symbolic or figurative
 
symbolise or symbolise
 
vb
 
symboli'zation or symbolise
 
n
 
symboli'sation or symbolise
 
n

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