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Definition of personify verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they personify
    he / she / it personifies
    past simple personified
    -ing form personifying
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  1. 1personify something to be an example of a quality or characteristic, or to have a lot of it synonym typify These children personify all that is wrong with the education system. He is kindness personified.
  2. 2[usually passive] personify something (as somebody) to show or think of an object, quality, etc. as a person The river was personified as a goddess.
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