verb (used with object), verb (used without object), anthropomorphized, anthropomorphizing.
to ascribe human form or attributes to (an animal, plant, material object, etc.).
Also, especially British, anthropomorphise.

1835–45; anthropomorph(ous) + -ize

anthropomorphization, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To anthropomorphized
World English Dictionary
anthropomorphize or anthropomorphise (ˌænθrəpəˈmɔːfaɪz)
to attribute or ascribe human form or behaviour to (a god, animal, object, etc)
anthropomorphise or anthropomorphise

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences
We have anthropomorphized pets-there's little argument from me about that.
The less anthropomorphized an object, the less empathy.
Two smiling aliens, anthropomorphized as swastikas, were disembarking and
But he anthropomorphized the creatures and, indeed, began to think that he was
  one of them.
Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature