Definition of 'embody'
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The family embodies the purpose and meaning of both this life and the next. Christianity Today (2000)But he presents himself as somehow apart from the system he embodies. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It does not require machinery and advanced technology, but it embodies the basic concept of automation. MANAGEMENT: task, responsibilities, practices (1974)But what needs to be stressed is that it is not just the name which is truly original but the concept it embodies. The Times Literary Supplement (2008)For example, it was embodied in a system of "informal economics". Critical Social Research (1990)Its founding charter ought therefore to declare its independence, and its legal form should embody that independence. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The innovative organization casts top management into a different role and embodies a different concept of top management's relationship to the organization. MANAGEMENT: task, responsibilities, practices (1974)The bus system embodies the vagaries of fortune, and dealing with fortune has always been definitive of what it means to be human. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It is my contention that a new frame of reference is required, which embodies a critical concept of rationality or a critical theory of rationality. The Politics of Redress - crime, punishment and penal abolition (1989)The family embodies a moment in Vietnamese history and some ancient British values too. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Excellence definitions cannot be changed very often; the definition is embodied in and expressed through people, their values and their behavior. MANAGING FOR RESULTS (1986)
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Translations for 'embody'
British English: embody VERB
To embody an idea or quality means to be a symbol or expression of that idea or quality.
They embody everything that is decent about our society.
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