put a human face on

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Definition of put a human face on

: to make (something) more appealing, easier to understand, or easier to care about by connecting it to an actual person The author puts a human face on the disease by interviewing people who have it.

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“Put a human face on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/put%20a%20human%20face%20on. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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