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personify

verb [T] uk   /pəˈsɒn.ɪ.faɪ/  us   /pɚˈsɑː.nɪ-/
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.nɪ-/
She played a character who was the personification of evil.
personified
adjective [after noun] uk   us   /-faɪd/
She is charm personified.
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