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Personate vs. Personify

Difference Between Personate and Personify

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Personate

To play the role or portray the part of (a character).
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Personify

To think of or represent (an inanimate object or abstraction) as having personality or the qualities, thoughts, or movements of a living being
"To make history or psychology alive I personify it" (Anaïs Nin).
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Personate

To assume the character or appearance of, especially fraudulently; impersonate.
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Personify

To represent (an object or abstraction) by a human figure.
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Personate

Having two lips, with the throat closed by a prominent palate. Used of a corolla, such as that of the snapdragon.
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Personify

To represent (an abstract quality or idea)
This character personifies evil.
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Personate

(transitive) To fraudulently portray another person; to impersonate.
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Personify

To be the embodiment or perfect example of
"Stalin now personified bolshevism in the eyes of the world" (A.J.P. Taylor).
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Personate

(transitive) To portray a character (as in a play); to act.
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Personify

(transitive) To be an example of; to have all the attributes of.
Mozart could be said to personify musical genius.
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Personate

(transitive) To attribute personal characteristics to something; to personify.
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Personify

(transitive) To create a representation of (an abstract quality) in the form of a character or persona.
The writer personified death in the form of the Grim Reaper.
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Personate

(transitive) To set forth in an unreal character; to disguise; to mask.
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Personify

To regard, treat, or represent as a person; to represent as a rational being.
The poets take the liberty of personifying inanimate things.
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Personate

To celebrate loudly; to extol; to praise.
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Personify

To be the embodiment or personification of; to impersonate; as, he personifies the law.
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Personate

Having the throat of a corolla nearly closed by a projection of the base of the lower lip (in a way reminiscent of a mask), as in the flower of the snapdragon.
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Personify

Invest with or as with a body; give body to
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Personate

To celebrate loudly; to extol; to praise.
In fable, hymn, or song so personatingTheir gods ridiculous.
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Personify

Represent, as of a character on stage;
Derek Jacobi was Hamlet
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Personate

To assume the character of; to represent by a fictitious appearance; to act the part of; hence, to counterfeit; to feign; as, he tried to personate his brother; a personated devotion.
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Personify

Attribute human qualities to something;
The Greeks personated their gods ridiculous
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Personate

To set forth in an unreal character; to disguise; to mask.
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Personate

To personify; to typify; to describe.
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Personate

To play or assume a character.
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Personate

Having the throat of a bilabiate corolla nearly closed by a projection of the base of the lower lip; masked, as in the flower of the snapdragon.
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Personate

Pretend to be someone you are not; sometimes with fraudulent intentions;
She posed as the Czar's daughter
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Personate

Attribute human qualities to something;
The Greeks personated their gods ridiculous
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