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Definition 1: the act of attributing human characteristics to abstract ideas etc. - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for incarnation in the sense of this definition

(incarnation is a kind of ...) giving concrete form to an abstract concept

Definition 2: (Christianity) the Christian doctrine of the union of God and man in the person of Jesus Christ - [noun denoting communication]

(incarnation is a kind of ...) the written body of teachings of a religious group that are generally accepted by that group

(incarnation belongs to category ...) a monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior

Definition 3: a new personification of a familiar idea - [noun denoting person]

Samples where incarnation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the embodiment of hope
  • the incarnation of evil
  • the very avatar of cunning

Synonyms for incarnation in the sense of this definition

(incarnation is a kind of ...) a person who represents an abstract quality

"she is the personification of optimism"

(... is a kind of incarnation ) an embodiment of the qualities of a god

"the capitalists' deification of capital"

(... is a kind of incarnation ) embodiment in a new form (especially the reappearance or a person in another form)

"his reincarnation as a lion"

Definition 4: time passed in a particular bodily form - [noun denoting time]

Samples where incarnation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he believes that his life will be better in his next incarnation

(incarnation is a kind of ...) an indefinite period (usually marked by specific attributes or activities)

"the time of year for planting" "he was a great actor in his time"

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