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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sym·bol·ize /ˈsɪmbəˌlaɪz/
 (vt.)象徵,用符號表現(vi.)採用象徵,使用符號

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 sym·bol·ize /ˈsɪmbəˌlaɪz/ 及物動詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 symbolize
      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]