Etymology
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embody (v.)

1540s, in reference to a soul or spirit, "invest with an animate form;" from 1660s of principles, ideas, etc., "express, arrange or exemplify intelligently or perceptibly;" from em- (1) "in" + body (n.). Related: Embodied; embodying.

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Definitions of embody

embody (v.)
represent in bodily form;
Synonyms: incarnate / body forth / substantiate
embody (v.)
represent, as of a character on stage;
Synonyms: be / personify
embody (v.)
represent or express something abstract in tangible form;
From wordnet.princeton.edu