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verb [T]     /pəˈsɒn.ɪ.faɪ/ US  /pɚˈsɑː.nɪ-/
to be a perfect example of something: These louts personify all that is wrong with our society today.Typifying, illustrating and exemplifyingMeaning and significance 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.Describing and telling stories personification     /pəˌsɒn.ɪ.fɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ US  /pɚˌsɑː.nɪ-/ noun [C usually singular, U] She played a character who was the personification of evil.Typifying, illustrating and exemplifyingMeaning and significance personified     /-faɪd/ adjective [after noun] She is charm personified.Typifying, illustrating and exemplifyingMeaning and significance
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