a : to represent as human : attribute human qualities to
b : to adapt to human nature or use
— hu·man·i·za·tion \ˌhyü-mə-nə-ˈzā-shən, ˌyü-\ noun
— hu·man·iz·er noun
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Examples of HUMANIZE
- The new publicity has helped to humanize the corporation's image.
- They promised to humanize conditions at the company.
First Known Use of HUMANIZE
transitive verb hu·man·ize
hu·man·ized also British hu·man·isedhu·man·iz·ing also British hu·man·is·ing
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