To represent in a physical or concrete form; to incarnate or personify.
“As the car salesman approached, wearing a plaid suit and slicked-back hair, he seemed to embody sleaze.”
To represent in some other form, such as a code of laws.
“The US Constitution aimed to embody the ideals of diverse groups of people, from Puritans to Deists.”
“The principle was recognized by some of the early Greek philosophers who embodied it in their systems.”
To comprise or include as part of a cohesive whole; to be made up of.
To unite in a body or mass.