verb \ˈhyü-mə-ˌnīz, ˈyü-\

: to make (someone or something) seem gentler, kinder, or more appealing to people


Full Definition of HUMANIZE

transitive verb
a :  to represent as human :  attribute human qualities to
b :  to adapt to human nature or use
:  to make humane
hu·man·i·za·tion \ˌhyü-mə-nə-ˈzā-shən, ˌyü-\ noun
hu·man·iz·er noun

Examples of HUMANIZE

  1. The new publicity has helped to humanize the corporation's image.
  2. They promised to humanize conditions at the company.

First Known Use of HUMANIZE



transitive verb    (Medical Dictionary)
hu·man·ized also British hu·man·isedhu·man·iz·ing also British hu·man·is·ing

Medical Definition of HUMANIZE

: to render (cow's milk) suitable for consumption by human babies
hu·man·iza·tion also British hu·man·isa·tion \ˌhyü-mə-nə-ˈzā-shən, ˌyü-\ noun

Variants of HUMANIZE

hu·man·ize also British hu·man·ise \ˈhyü-mə-ˌnīz, ˈyü-\


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