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humanize

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verb hu·man·ize \ˈhyü-mə-ˌnīz, ˈyü-\

Simple Definition of humanize

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

Full Definition of humanize

hu·man·izedhu·man·iz·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to represent as human :  attribute human qualities to b :  to adapt to human nature or use

  3. 2 :  to make humane

hu·man·i·za·tion play \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.



1603

First Known Use of humanize

1603


Medical Dictionary

humanize

transitive verb hu·man·ize

Medical Definition of humanize

hu·man·ized also British hu·man·isedhu·man·iz·ing also British hu·man·is·ing

  1. :  to render (cow's milk) suitable for consumption by human babies

  2. hu·man·iza·tion also British hu·man·isa·tion \ˌhyü-mə-nə-ˈzā-shən, ˌyü-\play play noun



Variants of humanize

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

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