verb (-phized; -phizing) Date: 1845 transitive verb to attribute human form or personality to intransitive verb to attribute human form or personality to things not human • anthropomorphization noun

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  • Anthropomorphize — An thro*po*mor phize, v. t. & i. To attribute a human form or personality to. [1913 Webster] You may see imaginative children every day anthropomorphizing. Lowell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anthropomorphize — (v.) 1845; see ANTHROPOMORPHIC (Cf. anthropomorphic) + IZE (Cf. ize). Related: Anthropomorphized; anthopomorphizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • anthropomorphize — (Amer.) v. give human qualities to a nonhuman; give human form to something which is not human (also anthropomorphise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • anthropomorphize — [an΄thrə pōmôr′fīz΄, an΄thrə pəmôr′fīz΄] vt., vi. anthropomorphized, anthropomorphizing to attribute human shape or characteristics to (a god, animal, etc.) …   English World dictionary

  • anthropomorphize — anthropomorphization, n. /an threuh peuh mawr fuyz/, v.t., v.i., anthropomorphized, anthropomorphizing. to ascribe human form or attributes to (an animal, plant, material object, etc.). Also, esp. Brit., anthropomorphise. [1835 45;… …   Universalium

  • anthropomorphize — verb a) To endow with human qualities. b) To attribute human characteristics to something that is non human. See Also: anthropomorphic, anthropomorphically, anthropomorphism, anthropomorphization …   Wiktionary

  • anthropomorphize — an·thro·po·mor·phize …   English syllables

  • anthropomorphize — an•thro•po•mor•phize [[t]ˌæn θrə pəˈmɔr faɪz[/t]] v. phized, phiz•ing 1) to ascribe human form or attributes to (an animal, plant, object, etc.) 2) to ascribe human form or attributes to a thing or a being not human • Etymology: 1835–45 an… …   From formal English to slang

  • anthropomorphize — verb ascribe human features to something • Syn: ↑anthropomorphise • Derivationally related forms: ↑anthropomorphism (for: ↑anthropomorphise), ↑anthropomorphism • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • de-anthropomorphize — …   Useful english dictionary

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