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English definition of “symbolize”

symbolize

verb [T] uk (UK usually symbolise)   /ˈsɪm.bəl.aɪz/ us    /-bə.laɪz/
to represent something: The lighting of the Olympic torch symbolizes peace and friendship among the nations of the world.Typifying, illustrating and exemplifyingMeaning and significance
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