Meaning of “personify” in the English Dictionary

"personify" in British English

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personifyverb [ T ]

uk /pəˈsɒn.ɪ.faɪ/ us /pɚˈsɑː.nə.faɪ/

to be a perfect example of something:

These louts personify all that is wrong with our society today.

specialized literature to treat something as if it were in the form of a human being:

In Greek myth, love is personified by the goddess Aphrodite.
personification
noun [ C usually singular, U ] uk /pəˌsɒn.ɪ.fɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ us /pɚˌsɑː.nə.fəˈkeɪ.ʃən/

She played a character who was the personification of evil.
personified
adjective [ after noun ] uk /pəˈsɒn.ɪ.faɪd/ us /pɚˈsɑː.nə.faɪd/

She is charm personified.

(Definition of “personify” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"personify" in American English

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personifyverb [ T ]

us /pərˈsɑn·əˌfɑɪ/

to be a person who is a perfect example of a thing or quality:

The senator personifies Washington, DC, to many people.

If a particular quality or idea is personified, it is represented in the form of a person:

In Greek myth, love is personified by the goddess Aphrodite.

(Definition of “personify” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)