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.
n : the act of representing something with a symbol [syn: symbolising]