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- (transitive) To be an example of; to have all the attributes of.
- Mozart could be said to personify the idea of a musical genius.
- (transitive) To create a representation of an abstract quality in the form of a literary character.
- The writer personified death in the form of the Grim Reaper.
to be an example of
to create a representation in the form of a literary character