Definition of Personify

1. Verb. Invest with or as with a body; give body to.

Exact synonyms: Body
Generic synonyms: Be, Embody
Derivative terms: Body, Person, Personification, Personification



2. Verb. Represent, as of a character on stage. "Derek Jacobi was Hamlet"
Exact synonyms: Be, Embody
Generic synonyms: Represent, Stand For, Symbolise, Symbolize, Typify
Specialized synonyms: Body, Exemplify, Represent
Derivative terms: Persona, Persona

3. Verb. Attribute human qualities to something. "The Greeks personated their gods ridiculous"
Exact synonyms: Personate
Generic synonyms: Ascribe, Assign, Attribute, Impute
Derivative terms: Person, Person, Personification

Definition of Personify

1. v. t. To regard, treat, or represent as a person; to represent as a rational being.

Definition of Personify

1. Verb. (transitive) To be an example of; to have all the attributes of. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To create a representation of an abstract quality in the form of a literary character. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Personify

1. [v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Personify

personative
personator
personators
personeities
personeity
personhood
personhoods
personifacation
personifacations
personification
personifications
personified
personifier
personifiers
personifies
personify (current term)
personifying
personize
personized
personizes
personizing
personlike
personnel
personnel carrier
personnel casualty
personnel department
personnel loyalty
personnel management
personnel office
personnel pouch

Literary usage of Personify

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1. The Philosophy of History by Augustus Schade, Rudolf Rocholl (1899)
"If at all conscious of the responsibilities resting upon them by virtue of their position, they will In an exemplary mode personify loyalty to the ..."

2. Publication by Field Columbian Museum (1903)
"The sticks of wood thrown into the fire as fuel personify the victims struck or killed. Since they use their victims as fuel to give light in the ..."

3. A Practical Dictionary of the English and German Languages by Felix Flügel (1874)
"va to personify, to represent under an image, to symbolize. 8?erbil'bung, (w. ... personify ..."

4. Things Japanese: Being Notes on Various Subjects Connected with Japan for by Basil Hall Chamberlain (1908)
"... accounts of the impossible adventures of eight knights, who personify the eight cardinal virtues through the labyrinth of a hundred and six volumes ! ..."

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