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personify

verb
     
per‧son‧i‧fy past tense and past participle personified, present participle personifying, third person singular personifies [transitive]
1 to have a lot of a particular quality or be a typical example of something:
Carter personifies the values of self-reliance and hard work.
kindness/generosity etc personified
Bertha was kindness personified.
2 to think of or represent a quality or thing as a person
personify something as somebody
Time is often personified as an old man.

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