verb (used with object), per·son·i·fied, per·son·i·fy·ing.
- personnel agency,
- personnel department,
Origin of personify
Examples from the Web for personifying
Every one, too, must have noticed the observation of detail a child will show in personifying a particular person.The Traditional Games of England, Scotland, and Ireland (Vol II of II)|Alice Bertha Gomme
We had looked to Barry Goldwater as personifying Mr. Conservative.Warren Commission (5 of 26): Hearings Vol. V (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
When men had come to perceive that it was a force, they had passed the personifying stage.The Hearts of Men|H. Fielding
There is scarcely a personifying or exalting epithet that he does not bestow on the divine Reason.The Cradle of the Christ|Octavius Brooks Frothingham
Such pitfalls can be avoided by the simple rule of personifying only characters that actually behave like human beings.Stories to Tell Children|Sara Cone Bryant
verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)
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.