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personifyverb [T]

uk   /pəˈsɒn.ɪ.faɪ/  us   /pɚˈsɑː.nə.faɪ/
to be a ​perfectexample of something: These ​louts personify all that is ​wrong with ​oursociety today.
specialized literature to ​treat something as if it were in the ​form of a ​human being: In ​Greekmyth, ​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 ofevil.
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)

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personifyverb [T]

 us   /pərˈsɑn·əˌfɑɪ/
to be a ​person who is a ​perfectexample of a thing or ​quality: The ​senator personifies Washington, DC, to many ​people.
If a ​particularquality 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)
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