Definition of anthropomorphize
: to attribute human form or personality to
: to attribute human form or personality to things not human
anthropomorphizationplay \-ˌmȯr-fə-ˈzā-shən\ noun
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This may be over-anthropomorphizing Gilley’s paintings.
Scientists admonish one another, often with good reason, to avoid anthropomorphizing animals.
But they haven’t been anthropomorphized in the same way as other animals.
A charming mystic, he was given to anthropomorphizing architectural elements.
There’s a great danger to anthropomorphize and to be befuddled when lions don’t behave the same way.
By anthropomorphizing their products, robot designers may unwittingly be encouraging needless bloodshed.
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