Etymology
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personify (v.)

1727 "to attribute personal form to inanimate objects or abstractions" (especially as an artistic or literary technique), from person + -fy or from French personnifier (17c.), from personne. Meaning "to represent, embody" attested from 1806. Related: Personified; personifying.

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Definitions of personify

personify (v.)
invest with or as with a body; give body to;
Synonyms: body
personify (v.)
represent, as of a character on stage;
Synonyms: embody / be
personify (v.)
attribute human qualities to something;
Synonyms: personate
From wordnet.princeton.edu