symbolise

See also: symbolisé

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French symboliser

VerbEdit

symbolise (third-person singular simple present symbolises, present participle symbolising, simple past and past participle symbolised)

  1. To be symbolic of; to represent.
    The crossed hammer and sickle symbolise the union of workers and peasantry in their fight for their rights.
    • 1852 CE: William and Robert Chambers, Chambers' Edinburgh Journal
      [H]is heart swelled within him, as he sat at the head of his own table, on the occasion of the house-warming, dispensing with no niggard hand the gratuitous viands and unlimited beer, which were at once to symbolise and inaugurate the hospitality of his mansion.

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VerbEdit

symbolise

  1. first-person singular present indicative of symboliser
  2. third-person singular present indicative of symboliser
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of symboliser
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of symboliser
  5. second-person singular imperative of symboliser
Last modified on 11 January 2014, at 02:45