- 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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Examples from the Web for anthropomorphise
We may be inclined to infer that the hero can stand alone, whilst a Totem needs the alliance of a hero to anthropomorphise it.The Origin of Man and of his Superstitions
So we spiritualise the material universe, and afterwards, by an incongruous consistency, anthropomorphise spirit.
If man is a microcosm then kosmos is a megalanthrope and that is how we come to anthropomorphise the deity.The Note-Books of Samuel Butler
- to attribute or ascribe human form or behaviour to (a god, animal, object, etc)
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Word Origin and History for anthropomorphise
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