Personify – 1. to be a perfect example of something. 2. To treat as a person
To remember the definition of the word personify, use the following mnemonic:
This person can fly (personify) and is a perfect example of what man can achieve; in fact, do you treat them as a bird or do you treat them as a person?
Examples of personify in a sentence definition 1
Elvis seemed to personify rock and roll.
In the film, the talking mirror appears to personify a young girl’s feelings of self-doubt.
The sculpture seems to personify justice as a blind individual.
Examples of personify in a sentence definition 2
People often personify their cars by giving them human names.
Describing the flowers as dancing in the wind is one way to personify them.
We often personify the sun and the moon, calling the sun "he" and the moon "she".