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embody

  

      vb   , -bodies, -bodying, -bodied   tr  
1    to give a tangible, bodily, or concrete form to (an abstract concept)  
2    to be an example of or express (an idea, principle, etc.), esp. in action  
his gentleness embodies a Christian ideal     
3    often foll by: in   to collect or unite in a comprehensive whole, system, etc.; comprise; include  
all the different essays were embodied in one long article     
4    to invest (a spiritual entity) with a body or with bodily form; render incarnate  
  embodiment      n  
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embody

  
1    body forth, concretize, exemplify, express, incarnate, incorporate, manifest, personify, realize, reify, represent, stand for, symbolize, typify  
2    bring together, codify, collect, combine, comprehend, comprise, concentrate, consolidate, contain, include, incorporate, integrate, organize, systematize  

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emboly, embowed, embryoid, embow

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