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anthropomorphize

[an-thruh-puh-mawr-fahyz] /ˌæn θrə pəˈmɔr faɪz/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), anthropomorphized, anthropomorphizing.
1.
to ascribe human form or attributes to (an animal, plant, material object, etc.).
Also, especially British, anthropomorphise.
Origin of anthropomorphize
1835-1845
1835-45; anthropomorph(ous) + -ize
Related forms
anthropomorphization, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for anthropomorphise

anthropomorphize

/ˌænθrəpəˈmɔːfaɪz/
verb
1.
to attribute or ascribe human form or behaviour to (a god, animal, object, etc)
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Word Origin and History for anthropomorphise

anthropomorphize

v.

1834; see anthropomorphic + -ize. Related: Anthropomorphized; anthopomorphizing.

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