1. [ verb ] represent in bodily form
Synonyms: body_forth substantiate incarnate

"He embodies all that is evil wrong with the system" "The painting substantiates the feelings of the artist"

Related terms: be reincarnate embodiment
2. [ verb ] represent, as of a character on stage
Synonyms: be personify

"Derek Jacobi was Hamlet"

Related terms: symbolize exemplify body character
3. [ verb ] represent or express something abstract in tangible form

"This painting embodies the feelings of the Romantic period"

Related terms: represent shape
Similar spelling:   embodied