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Meaning of PERSONIFY

Pronunciation:  pur'sânu`fI

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\Per*son"i*fy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Personified}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Personifying}.] [Person + -fy: cf. F.
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