What does personify mean?

Definitions for personifypərˈsɒn əˌfaɪ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word personify.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. body, personify(verb)

    invest with or as with a body; give body to

  2. embody, be, personify(verb)

    represent, as of a character on stage

    "Derek Jacobi was Hamlet"

  3. personify, personate(verb)

    attribute human qualities to something

    "The Greeks personated their gods ridiculous"


  1. personify(Verb)

    To be an example of; to have all the attributes of.

    Mozart could be said to personify the idea of a musical genius.

  2. personify(Verb)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Personify(verb)

    to regard, treat, or represent as a person; to represent as a rational being

  2. Personify(verb)

    to be the embodiment or personification of; to impersonate; as, he personifies the law

  3. Origin: [Person + -fy: cf. F. personnifier.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Personify

    per-son′i-fī, v.t. (rhet.) to treat, look on, or describe as a person: to ascribe to any inanimate object the qualities of a person: to be the embodiment of:—pa.t. and pa.p. person′ifīed.n. Personificā′tion. [L. persona, a person, facĕre, to make.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of personify in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of personify in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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