rehumanize

verb
re·​hu·​man·​ize | \(ˌ)rē-ˈhyü-mə-ˌnīz, -ˈyü-\
rehumanized; rehumanizing

Definition of rehumanize 

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: 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

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rehumanization \ (ˌ)rē-​ˌhyü-​mə-​nə-​ˈzā-​shən , -​ˌyü-​ \ 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

First Known Use of rehumanize

1749, in the meaning defined above

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