UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/pərˈsɒnɪfaɪ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/pɚˈsɑnəˌfaɪ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(pər sonə fī′)

Inflections of 'personify' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
v 3rd person singular
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
per•son•i•fy /pɚˈsɑnəˌfaɪ/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object], -fied, -fy•ing. 
  1. Rhetoricto show that (a thing) has a human nature; to represent (a thing) as a person, as in art:The Greek goddess Demeter personifies the richness of mother earth.
  2. to be a typical example of;
    typify:That money-grabbing tycoon personifies the ruthless ambition of some executives.
per•son•i•fi•ca•tion /pɚˌsɑnəfɪˈkeɪʃən/USA pronunciation  n. [uncountable]He was the personification of evil and greed.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
per•son•i•fy  (pər sonə fī′),USA pronunciation v.t.,  -fied, -fy•ing. 
  1. to attribute human nature or character to (an inanimate object or an abstraction), as in speech or writing.
  2. to represent (a thing or abstraction) in the form of a person, as in art.
  3. to embody (a quality, idea, etc.) in a real person or a concrete thing.
  4. to be an embodiment or incarnation of;
    typify:He personifies the ruthless ambition of some executives.
  5. to personate.
per•soni•fi′a•ble, adj. 
per•soni•fi′ant, adj. 
per•soni•fi′er, n. 
  • 1720–30; person + -ify; compare French personnifier, Italian personificare
    • 4.See corresponding entry in Unabridged represent, exemplify, incorporate.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
personify /pɜːˈsɒnɪˌfaɪ/ vb ( -fies, -fying, -fied)(transitive)
  1. to attribute human characteristics to (a thing or abstraction)
  2. to represent (an abstract quality) in human or animal form
  3. (of a person or thing) to represent (an abstract quality), as in art or literature
  4. to be the embodiment of

perˈsoniˌfier n
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