Definition of symbolize verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

symbolize

 verb
(British English also -ise)verb
BrE BrE//ˈsɪmbəlaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪmbəlaɪz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they symbolize
BrE BrE//ˈsɪmbəlaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪmbəlaɪz//
 
he / she / it symbolizes
BrE BrE//ˈsɪmbəlaɪzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪmbəlaɪzɪz//
 
past simple symbolized
BrE BrE//ˈsɪmbəlaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪmbəlaɪzd//
 
past participle symbolized
BrE BrE//ˈsɪmbəlaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪmbəlaɪzd//
 
-ing form symbolizing
BrE BrE//ˈsɪmbəlaɪzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪmbəlaɪzɪŋ//
 
 
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symbolize something to be a symbol of something synonym represent The use of light and dark symbolizes good and evil. He came to symbolize his country's struggle for independence.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: symbolize