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symbolize

 
Verb symbolize has 2 senses
  1. typify, symbolize, symbolise, stand for, represent - express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol; "What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?"
    --1 is one way to mean, intend
    Derived forms: noun symbolization2, noun symbolizer1, noun symbolizing1, noun symbol1, noun symbol2
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  2. symbolize, symbolise - represent or identify by using a symbol; use symbols; "The poet symbolizes love in this poem"; "These painters believed that artists should symbolize"
    --2 is one way to represent
    Derived form: noun symbolization1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
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