verb (used with object), per·son·i·fied, per·son·i·fy·ing.
Examples from the Web for personifies
Tel Aviv, to generalize but slightly, dislikes Netanyahu and fears the future he personifies.
Ailes personifies Fox in a way that is true for few other corporate executives.
And he personifies a rugged-yet-sophisticated masculinity that no longer exists.
It might help that Ive, like a younger, healthier Jobs, personifies coolness and creativity.
He here addresses his fair one's Pity, whom he personifies, and addresses as a mistress.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems|Geoffrey Chaucer
In the next example, you personifies ladies, therefore it is plural.English Grammar in Familiar Lectures|Samuel Kirkham
He personifies the universe in order to give it a piece of his mind.The Victorian Age in Literature|G. K. Chesterton
In fact, at first the genius is the one who begets, qui gignit; he expresses and personifies the powers of generation.The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life|Emile Durkheim
The childhood of philosophy (whose genius is unity) personifies the universe.Christianity and Greek Philosophy|Benjamin Franklin Cocker
British Dictionary definitions for personifies
verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)
Word Origin and History for personifies
1727 "to attribute personal form to things or abstractions" (especially as an artistic or literary technique), from person + -fy or from French personnifier (17c.), from personne. Meaning "to represent, embody" attested from 1806. Related: Personified; personifying.