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The torch relay is an excellent embodiment of all that the Olympic Games have come to symbolise - a celebration of the human spirit. Personally to me, it represents striving to be the best in whatever we do, never giving up despite the odds, and a commitment to health and fitness.
Lakshmi Mittal

Meaning of "symbolise" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SYMBOLISE

symbolise  [ˈsɪmbəlaɪz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SYMBOLISE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Symbolise is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb symbolise in English.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO SYMBOLISE

PRESENT

Present
I symbolise
you symbolise
he/she/it symbolises
we symbolise
you symbolise
they symbolise
Present continuous
I am symbolising
you are symbolising
he/she/it is symbolising
we are symbolising
you are symbolising
they are symbolising
Present perfect
I have symbolised
you have symbolised
he/she/it has symbolised
we have symbolised
you have symbolised
they have symbolised
Present perfect continuous
I have been symbolising
you have been symbolising
he/she/it has been symbolising
we have been symbolising
you have been symbolising
they have been symbolising
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I symbolised
you symbolised
he/she/it symbolised
we symbolised
you symbolised
they symbolised
Past continuous
I was symbolising
you were symbolising
he/she/it was symbolising
we were symbolising
you were symbolising
they were symbolising
Past perfect
I had symbolised
you had symbolised
he/she/it had symbolised
we had symbolised
you had symbolised
they had symbolised
Past perfect continuous
I had been symbolising
you had been symbolising
he/she/it had been symbolising
we had been symbolising
you had been symbolising
they had been symbolising
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will symbolise
you will symbolise
he/she/it will symbolise
we will symbolise
you will symbolise
they will symbolise
Future continuous
I will be symbolising
you will be symbolising
he/she/it will be symbolising
we will be symbolising
you will be symbolising
they will be symbolising
Future perfect
I will have symbolised
you will have symbolised
he/she/it will have symbolised
we will have symbolised
you will have symbolised
they will have symbolised
Future perfect continuous
I will have been symbolising
you will have been symbolising
he/she/it will have been symbolising
we will have been symbolising
you will have been symbolising
they will have been symbolising
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would symbolise
you would symbolise
he/she/it would symbolise
we would symbolise
you would symbolise
they would symbolise
Conditional continuous
I would be symbolising
you would be symbolising
he/she/it would be symbolising
we would be symbolising
you would be symbolising
they would be symbolising
Conditional perfect
I would have symbolise
you would have symbolise
he/she/it would have symbolise
we would have symbolise
you would have symbolise
they would have symbolise
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been symbolising
you would have been symbolising
he/she/it would have been symbolising
we would have been symbolising
you would have been symbolising
they would have been symbolising
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you symbolise
we let´s symbolise
you symbolise
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to symbolise
Past participle
symbolised
Present Participle
symbolising
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SYMBOLISE


analyze
ˈænəlaɪz
brutalise
ˈbruːtəlaɪz
catalyze
ˈkætəlaɪz
centralise
ˈsɛntrəlaɪz
centrifugalize
ˌsɛntrɪˈfjuːɡ əlaɪz
channelise
ˈtʃænəlaɪz
channelize
ˈtʃænəlaɪz
decentralise
diːˈsentrəlaɪz
destabilise
diːˈsteɪbəlaɪz
finalise
ˈfaɪnəlaɪz
generalise
ˈdʒenrəlaɪz
hospitalise
ˈhɒspɪtəlaɪz
legalise
ˈliːɡəlaɪz
materialise
məˈtɪərɪəlaɪz
nationalise
ˈnæʃənəlaɪz
naturalise
ˈnætʃərəlaɪz
paralyze
ˈpærəlaɪz
penalise
ˈpiːnəlaɪz
psychoanalyze
ˌsaɪkəʊˈænəlaɪz
ritualized
ˈrɪtjʊəlaɪz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SYMBOLISE

symbol
symbol retailer
symbolic
symbolic logic
symbolical
symbolical books
symbolically
symbolicalness
symbolisation
symboliser
symbolism
symbolist
symbolist movement
symbolistic
symbolistical
symbolistically
symbolization
symbolize
symbolizer
symbolled

WORDS THAT END LIKE SYMBOLISE

alcoholise
carbolise
creolise
diabolise
embolise
epistolise
hispaniolise
hyperbolise
metabolise
metagrabolise
metagrobolise
Molise
monopolise
parabolise
podsolise
podzolise
protocolise
realise
spaniolise
vitriolise

Synonyms and antonyms of symbolise in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «symbolise» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SYMBOLISE

Find out the translation of symbolise to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of symbolise from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «symbolise» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

象征
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

simbolizar
570 millions of speakers

English

symbolise
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

प्रतीक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ترمز
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

символизируют
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

simbolizar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নিয়মভুক্ত করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

symboliser
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Melambangkan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

symbolisieren
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

象徴する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

상징
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nglambangake
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tượng trưng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சின்னமாக
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

प्रतीक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sembolize etmek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

simboleggiare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

symbolizować
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

символізують
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

simbolizează
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

συμβολίζουν
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

simboliseer
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

symbolisera
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

symboliserer
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of symbolise

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SYMBOLISE»

The term «symbolise» is quite widely used and occupies the 50.897 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SYMBOLISE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about symbolise

EXAMPLES

3 QUOTES WITH «SYMBOLISE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word symbolise.
1
Craig Brown
In its heyday, the blazer had come to symbolise a kind of conventional decency. Yacht club commodores and school bursars wore blazers. People who played bowls wore blazers.
2
Virat Kohli
I love tattoos. And mine symbolise who I really am. I have a Samurai on my left arm. At a subconscious level, I connect to this warrior and model myself on his discipline, skills and honour. There is also a tribal tattoo and a Chinese symbol of faith. I have seen a lot of people getting tattoos just because it's a trend.
3
Lakshmi Mittal
The torch relay is an excellent embodiment of all that the Olympic Games have come to symbolise - a celebration of the human spirit. Personally to me, it represents striving to be the best in whatever we do, never giving up despite the odds, and a commitment to health and fitness.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SYMBOLISE»

Discover the use of symbolise in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to symbolise and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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COMPRENDRE ALCOOLS DE GUILLAUME APOLLINAIRE
XIII - QUELQUES SYMBOLES DANS ALCOOLS Dans « Le Pont Mirabeau » ce pont de Paris symbolise le décor et le souvenir nostalgique des amours enfuis : « Tandis que sous Le pont de nos bras passe Des éternels regards l'onde si lasse  ...
JODELET DULONG NGOMPE TATIEMZI
2
Le Théâtre du Tarot - Volume 1
La. signification. des. éléments. graphiques. Les cheveux bleus et le capuchon rouge Ils symbolisent qu'il a retiré les artifices matériels (rouge) de sa pensée pour laisser émaner uniquement le côté spirituel (bleu). La lanterne Elle symbolise ...
Sébastien Michel
3
Women's Agency and Rituals in Mixed and Female Masonic Orders
5. q: What does that sacrifice symbolise? a: It is a thanks-giving sacrifice of gratitude after the Flood. 6. q: What does the rainbow signify? a: The alliance that God concluded with Noah and his descendants. The five primary colours blended ...
Alexandra Heidle, Joannes Augustinus Maria Snoek, 2008
4
The Aberdeen-Angus Herd Book
Zoe 6th (14248) by Symbolise (5748), 6 d. Zoe 2nd (7686) by Cyrus of Coull ( 1854), 7 d. Zoe (3982) by Macduff (593), 8 d. Queen of Coull (3114) by George 1st (1191). (42868) , KATIE CODY 2nd Calved March 4, 1907 ; sire Rancher of ...
Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society, 1908
5
The International Journal of Psycho-analysis
Tobacco can symbolise the penis. Knowing, as we do, that faeces can symbolise the penis, we are not being very adventurous or straining material too greatly when we say: tobacco ( = mud = faeces = ) = penis. Tobacco can symbolise semen.
Ernest Jones, 1922
6
Purity and Danger: An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and ...
In 1995 the book was included among the Times Literary Supplement's hundred most influential non-fiction works since WWII.
Professor Mary Douglas, Mary Douglas, 2013
7
The illustrated pocket Bible, with questions
54 What was the second beast like ? 55 What kingdom did that symbolise? 56 What was the third beast like ? 57 How did “ the four wings ” symbolise this power ? 58 Who were represented by these four wmgs 59 What was the fourth beast like ...
‎1871
8
Christ lore: being the legends, traditions, myths, symbols, ...
Five Anthers symbolise the Five Wounds. „ Tendrils symbolise the Cords or Whips. „ Column of the ovary symbolises the Pillar of the Cross. „ Stamens symbolise the Hammers. „ Three Styles symbolise the Three Nails. „ Fleshy Threads within ...
Frederick William Hackwood, 1902
9
Alcohol Use
Displacement requires merely that we can symbolise the full moon and indicate whether we are referring to the last one or the next one, and that this can be linked to the scenario. My suggestion is that displacement works by establishing such ...
David B. Cooper, 2000
10
Deep Socialism: A New Manifesto of Marxist Ethics and Economics
policies may do so for quite different reasons, because the issues concerned symbolise different things for different people. Conversely, people, including politicians, who take different or opposing positions on the same issue may do so out of ...
Peter Wilberg, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SYMBOLISE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term symbolise is used in the context of the following news items.
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What did Caret say to Hashtag and Co? Symbolise this, brothers
What did Caret say to Hashtag and Co? Symbolise this, brothers. Date: July 24, 2015 - 10:15PM. (29); Be the first to comment; Read later ... «WA today, Jul 15»
2
The photos that came to symbolise a deadly attack in Turkey
Images of the victims of a suicide bomb blast which killed more than 30 people in the Turkish town of Suruc on Monday have been shared widely on social ... «BBC News, Jul 15»
3
The many ideas that Teesta Setalvad has come to symbolise
It is limiting to freeze the activist and her husband as the doughty fighters of secularism battling Hindutva, or the fearless defenders of pluralistic India. «Scroll.in, Jul 15»
4
Gift of trees to symbolise evergreen relations
Mr Lee said the trees symbolise his hopes for the relationship between the two countries being one that is "evergreen, fresh and regularly blooming". -- PHOTO: ... «The Straits Times, Jun 15»
5
Trees exchanged as gifts symbolise 'evergreen ties' between …
SINGAPORE - As a symbol of the evergreen ties between Singapore and Australia, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his counterpart Tony Abbott presented ... «The Straits Times, Jun 15»
6
What can best symbolise Fiji
Highest on the list but comprising only 15.7 per cent is the coconut tree, which is currently the emblem of the Fiji Rugby Union. Second on the list (11.6 per cent) ... «Fiji Times, Jun 15»
7
Lanterns to symbolise regeneration
The Joy of Light upcycled lantern project is being run by Roy Kelf, thanks to a small arts grant from the Adur and Worthing Trust. «Worthing Herald, Jun 15»
8
Dempo symbolise decline of Goan clubs
PANAJI: Till recently, Goan clubs were the gold standard in Indian football. So, when was the last time none of the Goan teams figured in the top of the I-League ... «Times of India, May 15»
9
Royal visits: Handshakes with Sinn Féin symbolise restoration and …
In 1953, British Pathé and BBC cameras captured the sumptuous spectacle of the newly crowned Queen's first visit to Northern Ireland. The footage tells you a ... «BBC News, May 15»
10
Objects in Neri&Hu's Cabinet of Curiosity
Finally, gluttony is symbolised by a seven-piece porcelain tableware set, each piece embossed with an animal image corresponding to one of the deadly sins. «Dezeen, May 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Symbolise [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/symbolise>. Jul 2020 ».
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