Definitions for personifypərˈsɒn əˌfaɪ
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invest with or as with a body; give body to
embody, be, personify(verb)
represent, as of a character on stage
"Derek Jacobi was Hamlet"
attribute human qualities to something
"The Greeks personated their gods ridiculous"
To be an example of; to have all the attributes of.
Mozart could be said to personify the idea of a musical genius.
To create a representation of an abstract quality in the form of a literary character.
The writer personified death in the form of the Grim Reaper.
to regard, treat, or represent as a person; to represent as a rational being
to be the embodiment or personification of; to impersonate; as, he personifies the law
Origin: [Person + -fy: cf. F. personnifier.]
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
To rescue our children we will have to let them save us from the power we embody: we will have to trust the very difference that they forever personify. And we will have to allow them the choice, without fear of death: that they may come and do likewise or that they may come and that we will follow them, that a little child will lead us back to the child we will always be, vulnerable and wanting and hurting for love and for beauty.
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