Embody - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪmˈbɑːdi|  American pronunciation of the word embody
Brit.  |ɪmˈbɒdi|  British pronunciation of the word embody


- represent in bodily form (syn: incarnate, substantiate)
- represent, as of a character on stage (syn: be, personify)
- represent or express something abstract in tangible form


The legislature embodied a revenue provision in the new law.

...they must embody their ideas in substantial institutions if they are to survive...

She embodies her principles in her behaviour.

The people's rights are embodied in the laws.

Real power should be embodied in Parliament.

She embodies everything I admire in a teacher.

The latest model embodies many new improvements.

...disturbing, enigmatic paintings that seem to embody the psyche of this brilliant but troubled artist...

Word forms

I/you/we/they: embody
he/she/it: embodies
present participle: embodying
past tense: embodied
past participle: embodied
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