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Other Embody Definition

[v] represent, as of a character on stage; "Derek Jacobi was Hamlet"
[v] represent in bodily form; "He embodies all that is evil wrong with the system"; "The painting substantiates the feelings of the artist"
[v] represent or express something abstract in tangible form; "This painting embodies the feelings of the Romantic period"

Misc. Definitions

\Em*bod"y\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Embodied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Embodying}.] To form into a body; to invest with a body; to collect into a body, a united mass, or a whole; to incorporate; as, to embody one's ideas in a treatise. [Written also {imbody}.] Devils embodied and disembodied. --Sir W. Scott. The soul, while it is embodied, can no more be divided from sin. --South.
\Em*bod"y\, v. i. To unite in a body, a mass, or a collection; to coalesce. [Written also {imbody}.] Firmly to embody against this court party. --Burke.

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