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 for symbolize
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Symbolize \Sym"bol*ize\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Symbolized; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Symbolizing.] [Cf. F. symboliser.]
     1. To have a resemblance of qualities or properties; to
        correspond; to harmonize.
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              The pleasing of color symbolizeth with the pleasing
              of any single tone to the ear; but the pleasing of
              order doth symbolize with harmony.    --Bacon.
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              They both symbolize in this, that they love to look
              upon themselves through multiplying glasses.
                                                    --Howell.
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     2. To hold the same faith; to agree. [R.]
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              The believers in pretended miracles have always
              previously symbolized with the performers of them.
                                                    --G. S. Faber.
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     3. To use symbols; to represent ideas symbolically.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Symbolize \Sym"bol*ize\, v. t.
     1. To make to agree in properties or qualities.
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     2. To make representative of something; to regard or treat as
        symbolic. "Some symbolize the same from the mystery of its
        colors." --Sir T. Browne.
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     3. To represent by a symbol or symbols.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  symbolize
      v 1: express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a
           symbol; "What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?" [syn:
           typify, symbolize, symbolise, stand for,
           represent]
      2: represent or identify by using a symbol; use symbols; "The
         poet symbolizes love in this poem"; "These painters believed
         that artists should symbolize" [syn: symbolize,
         symbolise]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  72 Moby Thesaurus words for "symbolize":
     advert to, allude to, argue, be construed as, be taken as, bespeak,
     betoken, body forth, breathe, catch a likeness, character,
     characterize, chart, connote, delineate, denominate, denote,
     depict, designate, diagram, draw, emblematize, embody, epitomize,
     exemplify, express, figure, finger, hit off, illustrate, imply,
     import, indicate, limn, map, mean, metaphorize, mirror, name,
     notate, paint, personalize, personify, pick out, picture,
     picturize, point at, point out, point to, portray, print, refer to,
     register, render, represent, rub, schematize, select, signify,
     similize, specify, spell, stand for, stigmatize, suggest, symbol,
     take a rubbing, trace, trace out, trace over, typify, write
  
  

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