humanize

verb hu·man·ize \ ˈhyü-mə-ˌnīz , ˈyü- \
|Updated on: 19 Jun 2018

Definition of humanize

humanized; humanizing
1 a : to represent as human : attribute human qualities to
b : to adapt to human nature or use
2 : to make humane

humanization

play \ˌhyü-mə-nə-ˈzā-shən, ˌyü-\ noun

humanizer

noun

Examples of humanize in a Sentence

  1. The new publicity has helped to humanize the corporation's image.

  2. They promised to humanize conditions at the company.

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First Known Use of humanize

1603

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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HUMANIZE Defined for English Language Learners

humanize

Definition of humanize for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

humanize

transitive verb hu·man·ize
variants: also British humanise play \ˈhyü-mə-ˌnīz, ˈyü-\

medical Definition of humanize

humanized also British humanised; humanizing also British humanising
: to render (cow's milk) suitable for consumption by human babies

humanization

also British humanisation play \ˌhyü-mə-nə-ˈzā-shən, ˌyü-\ noun

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