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Personified Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    personify 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] [also: personified]
Personified Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    personified See personify
Personified Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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. 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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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Personified'


Anthropomorphism is a term coined in the mid 1700s to refer to any attribution of human characteristics (or characteristics assumed or believed by some to belong only to humans) to animals or non-living things, phenomena, material states and objects or abstract concepts. Examples include animals and plants and forces of nature such as winds, rain or the sun depicted as creatures with human motivations, and/or the abilities to reason and converse. The term derives from the combination of the Greek ἄνθρωπος (ánthrōpos), "human" and μορφή (morphē), "shape" or "form".

As a literary device, anthropomorphism is strongly associated with art and storytelling where it has ancient roots. Most cultures possess a long-standing fable tradition with anthropomorphised animals as characters that can stand as commonly recognised types of human behavior.

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  • I will pray for this ‘evil personified
    COMMENT: Lilian Saleh was married at Our Lady Of Lebanon Church, and tells of her revulsion at cowardly calls to ‘Slaughter the Christians’. Read more on this news related to 'Personified'
  • Fire Your Boss: How Companies Without Hierarchy Are Getting Ahead
    It used to be the man made the company. Great businesses were personified in the figures of their visionary bosses like Jack Welch, Michael Ovitz, Bill Gates, and Steve Jobs, around whom a carefully constructed hierarchy of managers assembled to ensure maximal success. There has always been something aspirational in [...] Read more on this news related to 'Personified'
  • Richard Davis: Income inequality personified: The case of George and Mitt
    Tax cuts have been most beneficial to the rich and have contributed to a greater inequality in the U.S. today than existed 50... Read more on this news related to 'Personified'

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