dict.org

The DICT Development Group


Search for:
Search type:
Database:

Database copyright information
Server information
Wiki: Resources, links, and other information


3 definitions found
 for personify
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Personify \Per*son"i*fy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Personified; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Personifying.] [Person + -fy: cf. F.
     personnifier.]
     1. To regard, treat, or represent as a person; to represent
        as a rational being.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              The poets take the liberty of personifying inanimate
              things.                               --Chesterfield.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To be the embodiment or personification of; to
        impersonate; as, he personifies the law.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  personify
      v 1: invest with or as with a body; give body to [syn: body,
           personify]
      2: represent, as of a character on stage; "Derek Jacobi was
         Hamlet" [syn: embody, be, personify]
      3: attribute human qualities to something; "The Greeks
         personated their gods ridiculous" [syn: personify,
         personate]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  45 Moby Thesaurus words for "personify":
     adumbrate, body, body forth, corporealize, corporify, demonstrate,
     emblematize, embody, epitomize, exemplify, exteriorize,
     externalize, figure, foreshadow, humanize, illustrate, image,
     impersonate, incarnate, incorporate, manifest, materialize,
     metaphorize, mirror, objectify, personalize, personate, prefigure,
     pretypify, project, realize, reembody, reflect, reincarnate,
     represent, shadow, shadow forth, similize, stand for,
     substantialize, substantiate, substantify, symbolize, transmigrate,
     typify
  
  

Questions or comments about this site? Contact webmaster@dict.org