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personify

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verb per·son·i·fy \pər-ˈsä-nə-ˌfī\

Simple Definition of personify

  • : to have a lot of (a particular quality) : to be the perfect example of a person who has (a quality)

  • : to think of or represent (a thing or idea) as a person or as having human qualities or powers

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of personify

personified

personifying

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to conceive of or represent as a person or as having human qualities or powers

  3. 2 :  to be the embodiment or personification of :  incarnate <a teacher who personified patience>

personifier

play \-ˌfī(-ə)r\ noun

Examples of personify in a sentence

  1. The ancient Greeks personified the forces of nature as gods and goddesses.

  2. Justice is personified as a woman with her eyes covered.



Circa 1741

First Known Use of personify

circa 1741


PERSONIFY Defined for Kids

personify

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verb per·son·i·fy \pər-ˈsä-nə-ˌfī\

Definition of personify for Students

personified

personifying

  1. :  to think of or represent as a person <The hero is bravery personified.>





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