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.

The poets take the liberty of personifying inanimate things. Chesterfield.

2.

To be the embodiment or personification of; to impersonate; as, he personifies the law.

 

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