humanise
Humanize Hu"man*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Humanized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Humanizing}.] [Cf. F. humaniser.] 1. To render human or humane; to soften; to make gentle by overcoming cruel dispositions and rude habits; to refine or civilize. [Also spelled {humanise}.] [1913 Webster]

Was it the business of magic to humanize our natures with compassion? --Addison. [1913 Webster]

2. To give a human character or expression to. ``Humanized divinities.'' --Caird. [1913 Webster]

3. (Med.) To convert into something human or belonging to man; as, to humanize vaccine lymph. [1913 Webster]


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  • humanise — (Brit.) v. make or become human, give human qualities to; make humane, civilize, culture (also humanize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • humanise — [[t]hju͟ːmənaɪz[/t]] see humanize …   English dictionary

  • humanise — UK [ˈhjuːmənaɪz] / US [ˈhjuməˌnaɪz] humanize …   English dictionary

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  • humanise — verb make more humane The mayor tried to humanize life in the big city • Syn: ↑humanize • Ant: ↑dehumanize (for: ↑humanize) • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • humanises — humanise (Brit.) v. make or become human, give human qualities to; make humane, civilize, culture (also humanize) …   English contemporary dictionary

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