re·​hu·​man·​ize (ˌ)rē-ˈhyü-mə-ˌnīz How to pronounce rehumanize (audio)
rehumanized; rehumanizing

transitive verb

: to restore human qualities to : to humanize (someone or something) again
… having a chance to meet the offender, rehumanizes him.Sonya Friedman
If we want to reignite innovation and passion, we have to rehumanize work.Brené Brown
rehumanization noun
Unfortunately, one of the most potent legacies of the Second World War is the degree to which this rehumanization of the 'enemy' did not happen. Keith Lowe

Examples of rehumanize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Here’s a technology designed to rehumanize us, putting mankind’s brilliance and ingenuity in service to our gentler side. Matthew Scully, National Review, 17 Jan. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1749, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rehumanize was in 1749

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“Rehumanize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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