Definitions for humanizeˈhyu məˌnaɪz; often ˈyu-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hu•man•izeˈhyu məˌnaɪz; often ˈyu-(v.t.)-ized, -iz•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to make humane, kind, or gentle; civilize.

  2. to give or attribute human character to.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. humanize, humanise(verb)

    make more humane

    "The mayor tried to humanize life in the big city"


  1. humanize(Verb)

    To make human, to give or cause to have the fundamental properties of a human.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Humanize(verb)

    to render human or humane; to soften; to make gentle by overcoming cruel dispositions and rude habits; to refine or civilize

  2. Humanize(verb)

    to give a human character or expression to

  3. Humanize(verb)

    to convert into something human or belonging to man; as, to humanize vaccine lymph

  4. Humanize(verb)

    to become or be made more humane; to become civilized; to be ameliorated


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