HyperDic: personification

English > 3 senses of the word personification:
NOUNperson personificationa person who represents an abstract quality
communicationpersonification, prosopopoeiarepresenting an abstract quality or idea as a person or creature
actpersonification, incarnationthe act of attributing human characteristics / characteristics to abstract ideas etc.
personification > pronunciation
Soundspersaa.nahfahkey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > personification: 3 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA person who represents an abstract quality.
Example"she is the personification of optimism"
Narrowerembodiment, incarnation, avatarA new personification of a familiar / familiar idea
queenSomething personified as a woman who is considered the best or most important of her kind
Broaderperson, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soulA human being
Spanishpersonificación
Catalanpersonificació
Verbspersonifyinvest with or as with a body
English > personification: 3 senses > noun 2, communication
Meaningrepresenting an abstract quality or idea as a person or creature.
Synonymprosopopoeia
Broadertrope, figure of speech, figure, imagelanguage used in a figurative or nonliteral sense
Spanishpersonificación, prosopopeya
Catalanpersonificació, prosopopeia
Verbspersonifyinvest with or as with a body
English > personification: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of attributing human characteristics / characteristics to abstract ideas etc..
Synonymincarnation
BroaderembodimentGiving concrete form to an abstract concept
Spanishpersonificación
Catalanpersonificació
Verbspersonifyattribute human qualities to something

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