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- Rhymes: -ɒdi
- (transitive) To represent in a physical form; to incarnate or personify
- As the car salesman approached, wearing a plaid suit and slicked-back hair, he seemed to embody sleaze.
- The soul, while it is embodied, can no more be divided from sin.
2012 November 7, Matt Bai, “Winning a Second Term, Obama Will Confront Familiar Headwinds”, New York Times:
- The generational shift Mr. Obama once embodied is, in fact, well under way, but it will not change Washington as quickly — or as harmoniously — as a lot of voters once hoped.
- (transitive) To include or represent, especially as part of a cohesive whole
- The US Constitution aimed to embody the ideals of diverse groups of people, from Puritans to Deists.
- The principle was recognized by some of the early Greek philosophers who embodied it in their systems.
To represent in a physical form; to incarnate or personify