Definitions for: Personify

[v] attribute human qualities to something; "The Greeks personated their gods ridiculous"
[v] represent, as of a character on stage; "Derek Jacobi was Hamlet"
[v] invest with or as with a body; give body to

Webster (1913) Definition: Per*son"i*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Personified; p.
pr. & vb. n. Personifying.] [Person + -fy: cf. F.
1. To regard, treat, or represent as a person; to represent
as a rational being.

The poets take the liberty of personifying inanimate
things. --Chesterfield.

2. To be the embodiment or personification of; to
impersonate; as, he personifies the law.

Synonyms: be, embody, personate

See Also: ascribe, assign, attribute, body, exemplify, impute, personify, represent, repute, stand for, symbolise, symbolize, typify

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