symbolize - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/ˈsɪmbəlaɪz/
present tense
I/you/we/theysymbolize
he/she/itsymbolizes
present participlesymbolizing
past tensesymbolized
past participlesymbolized
  1. 1
    to be a symbol of something
  2. 2
    to be considered as a typical or perfect example of something

    For many people, cars symbolize personal freedom.