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embody

verb [T]  /ɪmˈbɑd·i/ us  
to have and show particular qualities or ideas; represent: Arthur Ashe embodied the ideals of good sportsmanship.
embodiment
noun [U]  /ɪmˈbɑd·i·mənt/ us  
This cruise ship is the embodiment of luxury.
Translations of “embody”
in Spanish encarnar, personificar…
in French exprimer…
in German verkörpern…
in Chinese (Traditional) 具體表現, 體現, 包括,包含…
in Russian воплощать…
in Turkish somutlaştırmak, tam belirgin hale getirmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 具体表现, 体现, 包括,包含…
in Polish uosabiać…
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