Per·son·i·fy v. t. [imp. & p. p. Personified p. pr. & vb. n. Personifying ]
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.
v 1: invest with or as with a body; give body to [syn: body]
2: represent, as of a character on stage; "Derek Jacobi was
Hamlet" [syn: embody, be]
3: attribute human qualities to something; "The Greeks
personated their gods ridiculous" [syn: personate]