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personify

per·son·i·fy

personify

 
 
pronunciation:
pr sa nih faI
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: personified, personifies, personifying
definition 1: to be a perfect or typical example of; embody.
The lovely actress personified elegance.
synonyms:
embody, epitomize, represent, typify
similar words:
demonstrate, exemplify, incarnate, incorporate, live, mirror, stand for
definition 2: to attribute human characteristics to (a nonhuman or inanimate thing).
The poem personifies a tree.
definition 3: to represent (a quality or other abstraction) in a human figure or a particular person.
Justice is often personified as a goddess wearing a blindfold, holding a sword, and balancing the scales of truth.
synonyms:
depict, embody, image, incarnate, personalize, represent
similar words:
draw, express, externalize, illustrate, incorporate, paint, picture, realize, signify, typify
derivations: personifiable (adj.), personifier (n.)