embody

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ɪmˈbɒdi/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ɛmˈbɑdi/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(em bodē)


Inflections of 'embody' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
embodies
v 3rd person singular
embodying
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
embodied
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
embodied
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
em•bod•y /ɛmˈbɑdi/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object], -bod•ied, -bod•y•ing. 
  1. to give a concrete form to;
    be an example of;
    personify: Her paintings embodied the spirit of the age.
  2. to include;
    contain;
    comprise:The testimony is embodied in the court record.
em•bod•i•ment, n. [uncountable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
em•bod•y  (em bodē),USA pronunciation v.t.,  -bod•ied, -bod•y•ing. 
  1. to give a concrete form to;
    express, personify, or exemplify in concrete form:to embody an idea in an allegorical painting.
  2. to provide with a body;
    incarnate;
    make corporeal:to embody a spirit.
  3. to collect into or include in a body;
    organize;
    incorporate.
  4. to embrace or comprise.
Also,  imbody.  em•bodi•er, n. 
  • em-1 + body 1540–50

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
embody /ɪmˈbɒdɪ/ vb ( -bodies, -bodying, -bodied)(transitive)
  1. to give a tangible, bodily, or concrete form to (an abstract concept)
  2. to be an example of or express (an idea, principle, etc), esp in action
  3. (often followed by in) to collect or unite in a comprehensive whole, system, etc; comprise; include
  4. to invest (a spiritual entity) with a body or with bodily form; render incarnate

emˈbodiment n
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Collocations: embodies the [spirit, idea, values, philosophy] of, embodies [team, the Olympic, fighting, competitive] [spirit], embodies [family, traditional, Western] values, more...

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