humanize

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verb hu·man·ize \ˈhyü-mə-ˌnīz, ˈyü-\

Definition of humanize

humanized

;

humanizing

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

  3. 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


HUMANIZE Defined for English Language Learners

humanize

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verb

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

\ˈhyü-mə-ˌnīz, ˈyü-\play play

Medical Definition of humanize

humanized

also British

humanised

;

humanizing

also British

humanising

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

humanization

also British

humanisation

\ˌhyü-mə-nə-ˈzā-shən, ˌyü-\play play noun

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