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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.
Translations of “symbolize”
in Korean 상징하다…
in Arabic يَرمُز إلى…
in Portuguese simbolizar…
in Catalan simbolitzar…
in Japanese ~を象徴する…
in Italian simboleggiare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 象徵,代表…
in Russian символизировать…
in Turkish simgelemek, sembolize etmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 象征,代表…
in Polish symbolizować…
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