- to attribute human nature or character to (an inanimate object or an abstraction), as in speech or writing.
- to represent (a thing or abstraction) in the form of a person, as in art.
- to embody (a quality, idea, etc.) in a real person or a concrete thing.
- to be an embodiment or incarnation of; typify: He personifies the ruthless ambition of some executives.
- to personate.
Origin of personify
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4. represent, exemplify, incorporate.
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Examples from the Web for unpersonified
The unpersonified sense seems to survive in a few passages of the Rigveda.A History of Sanskrit Literature
Arthur A. MacDonell
- to attribute human characteristics to (a thing or abstraction)
- to represent (an abstract quality) in human or animal form
- (of a person or thing) to represent (an abstract quality), as in art or literature
- to be the embodiment of
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Word Origin and History for unpersonified
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