What does humanize mean?

Definitions for humanizeˈhyu məˌnaɪz; often ˈyu-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word humanize.

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

  5. Origin: [Cf. F. humaniser.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of humanize in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of humanize in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Christopher Dearborn:

    I think the real value in that may be to start to try to generate even a little bit of empathy around this and humanize the kid a little bit, hopefully enough to save a life.

  2. Adrian Sestelo:

    When you don't know the biology of a species, to unjustifiably claim it suffers abuse, is stressed or depressed, is to make one of man's most common mistakes, which is to humanize animal behavior.

  3. David Hoose:

    The goal for her is to humanize Tsarnaev, of course, that's a difficult challenge for her when the defendant has by the defense team's own admission committed such a horrific act. Yet, it's certainly not impossible.

  4. Vivek Shah:

    Here, you humanize the conversation ... you understand that this is a problem that happens to people around you, you begin to have this sense of, if something were to happen to me, I have people around me who wouldn't just stand by and would know what to do.

  5. Christopher Dearborn:

    I don't think they have any hope of prevailing in the guilt phase, but their strategy will continue to be to gain some credibility with the jury by conceding what they had to concede and hoping to try to humanize the kid a little bit so that will carry over into the second phase of the trial.

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