Pronunciation: (em-bod'ē), [key]
—v.t., -bod•ied, -bod•y•ing.
1. to give a concrete form to; express, personify, or exemplify in concrete form: to embody an idea in an allegorical painting.
2. to provide with a body; incarnate; make corporeal: to embody a spirit.
3. to collect into or include in a body; organize; incorporate.
4. to embrace or comprise. Also,imbody.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.