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
Examples of personify in a sentence
The ancient Greeks personified the forces of nature as gods and goddesses.
Justice is personified as a woman with her eyes covered.
First Known Use of personify
Rhymes with personify
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PERSONIFY Defined for Kids
Definition of personify for Students
: to think of or represent as a person <The hero is bravery personified.>
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