One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Serve as a symbolic representation of (a quality or concept)‘the poet sees her lover in terms that emblematize both beauty and poetic skill’
symbolize, be symbolic of, represent, stand for, be emblematic ofView synonyms
- ‘However, this image is rather like the shoe-stand carved out of the rubble: it emblematizes something not meant to last.’
- ‘This statement emblematizes the discursive structure of Jazz: If we are mindful of its narrative design, it can take us not only where we want to go today, but where we might need to go tomorrow - in the future, as we read and reread.’
- ‘The prison cell thus becomes an appropriate symbol of Jesus's nihilistic perspective, a space which emblematizes Jesus's complete negation of the society that has sought to destroy and negate him.’
- ‘He distinguishes three phases, designating them after the programmatic conceit which serves in each case to emblematize the unity of purpose conjoining the individuals depicted.’
- ‘Passing cars repeatedly force him to squeeze to the edge of the road, as if emblematizing his outsiderness.’
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