anthropomorphize

[an-thruh-puh-mawr-fahyz]
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verb (used with or without object), an·thro·po·mor·phized, an·thro·po·mor·phiz·ing.

to ascribe human form or attributes to (an animal, plant, material object, etc.).

Nearby words

  1. anthropometrics,
  2. anthropometry,
  3. anthropomorphic,
  4. anthropomorphism,
  5. anthropomorphite,
  6. anthropomorphosis,
  7. anthropomorphous,
  8. anthroponomy,
  9. anthroponotic cutaneous leishmaniasis,
  10. anthroponym

Also especially British, an·thro·po·mor·phise.

Origin of anthropomorphize

First recorded in 1835–45; anthropomorph(ic) + -ize

Related formsan·thro·po·mor·phi·za·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for anthropomorphised

anthropomorphize

anthropomorphise

verb

to attribute or ascribe human form or behaviour to (a god, animal, object, etc)
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Word Origin and History for anthropomorphised

anthropomorphize

v.

1834; see anthropomorphic + -ize. Related: Anthropomorphized; anthopomorphizing.

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