Synonyms for embody:
Sense 1 (noun)
Sense 2 (noun)
Sense 3 (noun)
Sense 4 (noun)
include, integrate (verb)
represent; materialize (verb)
characterize, infiltrate, objectify, define.
feature, belong to.
come into being
Other synonyms and related words:
body forth, epitomize, live, constituent, absorb, typify, substantiate, actualise, corroborate, actualize, incarnate, contain, hold, personate, represent, consist of, comprehend, objectify, realise, make up, exist, concentrate, body, follow, realize, characterize, personalize, sustain, subsume, enter into, exteriorize, personify, attach, externalize, go, define, exemplify, unite, cost, support, have, mark, be.
Usage examples for embody:
- They embody a principle in some public man in whom they have faith, and so that man stands for a great body of truth or falsehood, and may be exceedingly dangerous because a large following connects the measure with the man, and, therefore, if I can destroy the man who represents a vicious principle I have destroyed the principle. - "My Memories of Eighty Years", Chauncey M. Depew.
- This structure, and many of its neighbours, which it exactly resembled, were supposed, forty years ago, to embody the last results of architectural science, and they remain to this day very solid and honourable dwellings. - "Washington Square", Henry James.
- Walk through the world with your eyes and ears closed, and embody the negative results in a story or a poem. - "How to Fail in Literature", Andrew Lang.