impersonalize

impersonalize

[im-pur-suh-nl-ahyz]
verb (used with object), impersonalized, impersonalizing.
to make impersonal: The dial system impersonalized the telephone.
Also, especially British, impersonalise.


Origin:
1875–80; impersonal + -ize

impersonalization, noun
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impersonalize or impersonalise (ɪmˈpɜːsənəˌlaɪz)
 
vb
(tr) to make impersonal, esp to rid of such human characteristics as sympathy, warmth, etc; dehumanize
 
impersonalise or impersonalise
 
vb
 
impersonali'zation or impersonalise
 
n
 
impersonali'sation or impersonalise
 
n

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