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Meaning of PERSONIFY

Pronunciation:  pur'sânu`fI

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

PERSONIFY is a 9 letter word that starts with P.

 

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

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Per*son"i*fy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Personified}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Personifying}.] [Person + -fy: cf. F.
personnifier.]
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.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: adumbrate, body, body forth, corporealize, corporify, demonstrate, emblematize, embody, epitomize, exemplify, exteriorize, externalize, figure, foreshadow, humanize, illustrate, image, impersonate, incarnate, incorporate, manifest, materialize, metaphorize, mirror, objectify, personalize, personate, prefigure, pretypify, project, realize, reembody, reflect, reincarnate, represent, shadow, shadow forth, similize, stand for, substantialize, substantiate, substantify, symbolize, transmigrate, typify
 

 

 

 

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