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humanize

[hyoo-muh-nahyz or, often, yoo-] /ˈhyu məˌnaɪz or, often, ˈyu-/
verb (used with object), humanized, humanizing.
1.
to make humane, kind, or gentle.
2.
to make human.
verb (used without object), humanized, humanizing.
3.
to become human or humane.
Also, especially British, humanise.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; human + -ize
Related forms
humanization, noun
humanizer, noun
nonhumanized, adjective
overhumanize, verb, overhumanized, overhumanizing.
rehumanization, noun
rehumanize, verb, rehumanized, rehumanizing.
semihumanized, adjective
superhumanize, verb (used with object), superhumanized, superhumanizing.
unhumanize, verb (used with object), unhumanized, unhumanizing.
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British Dictionary definitions for humanization

humanize

/ˈhjuːməˌnaɪz/
verb
1.
to make or become human
2.
to make or become humane
Derived Forms
humanization, humanisation, noun
humanizer, humaniser, noun
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Word Origin and History for humanization

humanize

v.

c.1600, from human + -ize. Related: Humanized; humanizing.

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