sym·bol·ize /ˈsɪmbəˌlaɪz/ 及物動詞
Sym·bol·ize v. i. [imp. & p. p. Symbolized p. pr. & vb. n. Symbolizing ]
1. To have a resemblance of qualities or properties; to correspond; to harmonize.
The pleasing of color symbolizeth with the pleasing of any single tone to the ear; but the pleasing of order doth symbolize with harmony. --Bacon.
They both symbolize in this, that they love to look upon themselves through multiplying glasses. --Howell.
2. To hold the same faith; to agree. [R.]
The believers in pretended miracles have always previously symbolized with the performers of them. --G. S. Faber.
3. To use symbols; to represent ideas symbolically.
Sym·bol·ize, v. t.
1. To make to agree in properties or qualities.
2. To make representative of something; to regard or treat as symbolic. “Some symbolize the same from the mystery of its colors.”
3. To represent by a symbol or symbols.
v 1: express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol;
"What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?" [syn: typify,
symbolise, stand for, represent]
2: represent or identify by using a symbol; use symbols; "The
poet symbolizes love in this poem"; "These painters
believed that artists should symbolize" [syn: symbolise]