- to ascribe human form or attributes to (an animal, plant, material object, etc.).
Also especially British, an·thro·po·mor·phise.
Origin of anthropomorphize
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The extent of the anthropomorphization of gods in any system may be measured by the richness and refinement of its mythology.Introduction to the History of Religions
Crawford Howell Toy
- to attribute or ascribe human form or behaviour to (a god, animal, object, etc)
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Word Origin and History for anthropomorphization
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