- 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[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.
NAmE//pərˈsɑnəˌfaɪ//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they personify
he / she / it personifies
past simple personified
-ing form personifying