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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.
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personifyverb [T]

uk   /pəˈsɒn.ɪ.faɪ/  us   /pɚˈsɑː.nə.faɪ/
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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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