Definition of symbolize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    symbolize

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈsɪmbəˌlaɪz//
     
    symbolize somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they symbolize
     
    he / she / it symbolizes
     
    past simple symbolized
     
    -ing form symbolizing
     
     
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  1. 1to be a symbol of something synonym represent
  2. 2 The use of light and dark symbolizes good and evil. He came to symbolize his country's struggle for independence.
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