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PERSONIFY (personified)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does personify mean? 

PERSONIFY (verb)
  The verb PERSONIFY has 3 senses:

1. invest with or as with a body; give body to
2. represent, as of a character on stage
3. attribute human qualities to something

  Familiarity information: PERSONIFY used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PERSONIFY (verb)


Sense 1personify [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Invest with or as with a body; give body to

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

body; personify

Hypernyms (to "personify" is one way to...):

be; embody; personify (represent, as of a character on stage)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2personify [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Represent, as of a character on stage

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

embody; personify; be

Context example:

Derek Jacobi was Hamlet

Hypernyms (to "personify" is one way to...):

represent; stand for; symbolise; symbolize; typify (express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "personify"):

body; personify (invest with or as with a body; give body to)

exemplify; represent (be characteristic of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 3personify [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Attribute human qualities to something

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

personate; personify

Context example:

The Greeks personated their gods ridiculous

Hypernyms (to "personify" is one way to...):

ascribe; assign; attribute; impute (attribute or credit to)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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