rehumanize

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

Definition of rehumanize

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

Other Words from rehumanize

rehumanization \ (ˌ)rē-​ˌhyü-​mə-​nə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce rehumanization (audio) , -​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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“Rehumanize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rehumanize. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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