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Verb (usu participle)


personifyv. t. [Person + -fy: cf. F. personnifier.].
  •  To regard, treat, or represent as a person; to represent as a rational being.  [1913 Webster]
    "The poets take the liberty of personifying inanimate things."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To be the embodiment or personification of; to impersonate; as, he personifies the law.  [1913 Webster]


personify, v.tr. (-ies, -ied)
1 attribute a personal nature to (an abstraction or thing).
2 symbolize (a quality etc.) by a figure in human form.
3 (usu. as personified adj.) embody (a quality) in one's own person; exemplify typically (has always been kindness personified).

personifier n.
F personnifier (as PERSON)



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




VB employ a metaphor, personify, allegorize, adumbrate, shadow forth, apply, allude to.


VB copy, drawing, sketch, drought, draft, plot, chart, figure, scheme, image, likeness, icon, portrait, striking likeness, speaking likeness, very image, effigy, facsimile, figure, figure head, puppet, doll, figurine, aglet, manikin, lay- figure, model, mammet, marionette, fantoccini, waxwork, bust, statue, statuette, ideograph, hieroglyphic, anaglyph, kanji, diagram, monogram, map, plan, chart, ground plan, projection, elevation (plan), ichnography, cartography, atlas, outline, scheme, view, radiograph, scotograph, sciagraph, spectrogram, heliogram, V, represent, delineate, depict, depicture, portray, take a likeness, catch a likeness, hit off, photograph, daguerreotype, snapshot, figure, shadow forth, shadow out, adumbrate, body forth, describe, trace, copy, mold, dress up, illustrate, symbolize, paint, carve, engrave, personate, personify, impersonate, assume a character, pose as, act, play, mimic, hold the mirror up to nature.

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