Personifying
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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