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personify

[ per-son-uh-fahy ]
/ p蓹r藞s蓲n 蓹藢fa瑟 /
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verb (used with object), per路son路i路fied, per路son路i路fy路ing.
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.The vicar's wife was grace and beauty personified.
to personate.
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Origin of personify

First recorded in 1720鈥30; person + -ify; compare French personnifier, Italian personificare

OTHER WORDS FROM personify

per路son路i路fi路a路ble [per-son-uh-fahy-uh-buhl], /p蓹r藢s蓲n 蓹藞fa瑟 蓹 b蓹l/, adjectiveper路son路i路fi路ant, adjectiveper路son路i路fi路er, nounun路per路son路i路fy路ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for personify

personify
/ (p蓽藧藞s蓲n瑟藢fa瑟) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)
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

Derived forms of personify

personifiable, adjectivepersonifier, noun
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