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symbolizing, present participle; symbolising, present participle; symbolises, 3rd person singular present; symbolised, past tense; symbolized, past tense; symbolized, past participle; symbolizes, 3rd person singular present; symbolised, past participle;
  1. Be a symbol of
    • - the ceremonial dagger symbolizes justice
  2. Represent by means of symbols
    • - a tendency to symbolize the father as the sun

  1. typify: express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol; "What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?"
  2. represent or identify by using a symbol; use symbols; "The poet symbolizes love in this poem"; "These painters believed that artists should symbolize"
  3. (symbolism) an artistic movement in the late 19th century that tried to express abstract or mystical ideas through the symbolic use of images
  4. (symbolization) the use of symbols to convey meaning
  5. (symbolizing) the act of representing something with a symbol
  6. (Symbolism (arts)) Symbolism was a late nineteenth-century art movement of French and Belgian origin in poetry and other arts. In literature, the movement had its roots in Les Fleurs du mal (The Flowers of Evil, 1857) by Charles Baudelaire. ...
  7. To be symbolic of; to represent
  8. (symbolism) Representation of a concept through symbols or underlying meanings of objects or qualities
  9. (symbolism) A painting movement that flourished in France in the 1880s and 1890s in which subject matter was suggested rather than directly presented. It featured decorative, stylized, and evocative images.
  10. (SYMBOLISM) A late 19th Century art movement that would use a material object to represent something special sacred or immaterial. A good example would be a lamb as a symbol of Christ. Principle exponents include Moreau, Redon, Gauguin, and Rodin.
  11. (Symbolism) the bread and wine are symbolic of the body and blood of Jesus Christ, and in partaking of the elements the believer commemorates the sacrificial death of Christ. ...
  12. (Symbolism) is the use of an object to represent or suggest something else.
  13. (Symbolism) a person, place, or thing that represents something else
  14. (symbolism) using something specific to stand for something else, especially an idea. A symbol is a person, place, object or action that for something beyond itself. For example, a dove may represent peace. The dove can be seen and peace cannot.
  15. (symbolism) The use of characters, diction, places, or objects that mean something beyond their literal level meaning. Often the symbol is indefinite in meaning. When many objects or characters each appear to have a specific symbolic meaning, the story is usually an allegory.
  16. (Symbolism) An art style developed in the late 19th century characterized by the incorporation of symbols and ideas, usually spiritual or mystical in nature, which represent the inner life of people. ...
  17. ((Quiz 2) Symbolism) (presence of things, people, events, or actions which have representative value beyond the literal)
  18. (SYMBOLISM) A late 19th century movement reacting against realism. Influenced by the connections between music and poetry, it sought to achieve the effects of images and metaphors to symbolize the basic idea or emotion of each poem. ...
  19. (SYMBOLISM) A style of writing in which characters, situations and settings express more than they represent.
  20. (SYMBOLISM) Notable among all LDS temples, the Salt Lake Temple includes significant symbolism in its architecture. The six major towers and finial spires signify the restoration of priesthood authority. ...
  21. (Symbolism) Sometimes an author uses a character or object in the story to represent something else. For example, a river in the story might represent life. As the character goes down the river, he goes through life.
  22. (Symbolism) The use of conventional forms to suggest ideas not inherent in the forms.
  23. (Symbolism) The use of one object to evoke ideas and associations not literally part of the original object
  24. (Symbolism) Three Gold Sovereigns with a Krugerrand. Swiss-cast 1 kg gold bar. Gold has been associated with the extremities of utmost evil and great sanctity throughout history. In the Book of Exodus, the Golden Calf is a symbol of idolatry and rebellion against God. ...
  25. (Symbolism) When one thing stands for another.  A symbol evokes an object that suggests the meaning.  A metaphor evokes an object in order to illustrate an idea or demonstrate a quality, whereas a symbol embodies the idea or the quality. ...