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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.