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

 

incarnate

 verb
verbVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they incarnate
BrE BrE//ˈɪnkɑːneɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪnkɑːrneɪt//
 
he / she / it incarnates
BrE BrE//ˈɪnkɑːneɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪnkɑːrneɪts//
 
past simple incarnated
BrE BrE//ˈɪnkɑːneɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪnkɑːrneɪtɪd//
 
past participle incarnated
BrE BrE//ˈɪnkɑːneɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪnkɑːrneɪtɪd//
 
-ing form incarnating
BrE BrE//ˈɪnkɑːneɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪnkɑːrneɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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BrE BrE//ˈɪnkɑːneɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪnkɑːrneɪt//
 
incarnate something (formal) to give a definite or human form to a particular idea or quality synonym embody
Word Origin late Middle English: from ecclesiastical Latin incarnat- ‘made flesh’, from the verb incarnare, from in- ‘into’ + caro, carn- ‘flesh’.
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