verb (used with object), per·son·i·fied, per·son·i·fy·ing.
Examples from the Web for personify
Prabhakaran had come to personify the movement, and his end, so wretched, became the emblem of Tamil defeat and Sinhalese triumph.
Florida shopping-center magnate Mel Sembler is proud to personify the sort of Republican fat cat that Mitt Romney is depending on.
ARIES Hitting your stride, you personify progressive ideals without seeming like a free radical.
A public apology is one should personify the first of these.
Nothing could be more natural in the sequel than to personify such a will.The Non-religion of the Future: A Sociological Study|Jean-Marie Guyau
To rouse Burke's genius to its noblest utterance, there must needs be a suffering which he could personify and dramatise.Shelley, Godwin and Their Circle|H. N. Brailsford
Now that we know the nature of justice and injustice, let us make an image of the soul, which will personify his words.The Republic|Plato
This is only a convenience, because it seems necessary to personify.The Book of the Damned|Charles Fort
You do not personify the hills, but the hills personify you.Destiny|Charles Neville Buck
British Dictionary definitions for personify
verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)
Word Origin and History for personify
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.