Verbal Ability - One Word Substitutes - Discussion

Discussion :: One Word Substitutes - Section 1 (Q.No.33)

In questions given below out of four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given word/sentence.


Be the embodiment or perfect example of

[A]. Characterise
[B]. Idol
[C]. Personify
[D]. Signify

Answer: Option C


No answer description available for this question.

Ankita said: (Jun 27, 2011)  
Why personify?

Afsar said: (Sep 3, 2011)  

Dinesh said: (Feb 9, 2012)  
Embodiment = a person or thing that represent or is a typical example of an idea or a quality.

Signify = to be a sign of something.

1. A person or thing is loved and admired very much.
2. A statue that is worshipped as a God.

Vasu said: (Jul 16, 2013)  
Personify = Represent (a quality or concept) by a figure in human form.

Attribute a personal nature or human characteristics to (something nonhuman).

Raktim said: (Sep 30, 2014)  
If I write Idol instead of personify. Will it be considered as wrong ?

Abc said: (Mar 23, 2016)  
Why can't it be idol?

Ankit said: (Jul 29, 2016)  
Why can't 'idol' be the answer to the given question?

Yazhini said: (Oct 3, 2016)  
If the question asked "a perfect example of" as like you said that (IDOL) would have been the answer. But, here its given "BE" so it could be the person whom we could follow on. We can't follow a nonliving thing so, it's "personify".

Sanjib said: (Jan 17, 2017)  
Thanks @Yazhini.

Sadaf Khan said: (Mar 16, 2017)  
Isn't idol the right answer?

Adhish Singh said: (Jun 8, 2018)  
The word embodiment is the reason for personify being the answer. Because embodiment and personification are synonyms.

Arthi said: (Mar 16, 2019)  
Being a perfect example often refers to the word epitome, right?

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