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Verb: personify  pu(r)'só-nu,fI
  1. Invest with or as with a body; give body to
    - body
  2. Represent, as of a character on stage
    "Derek Jacobi personified Hamlet";
    - embody, be
  3. Attribute human qualities to something
    - personate

Derived forms: personifying, personifies, personified

Type of: ascribe, assign, attribute, impute, represent, stand for, symbol [archaic], symbolise [Brit], symbolize, typify

Encyclopedia: Personify