[ an-thruh-puh-mawr-fahyz ]
/ ˌæn θrə pəˈmɔr faɪz /
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.).
Foxy, Catty, Fishy: Are These Traits For Animals Or Humans?Catty It seems horribly unfair to adorable cats that catty is a human descriptor meaning “devious or spiteful” (and usually in reference to female behavior). What gives? The word cat has been around since the year 700. But then, in the Middle Ages, cat became one of the many offensive terms against women and was slang for “prostitute.” The association might have been made because …
Also especially British, an·thro·po·mor·phise.
Related formsan·thro·po·mor·phi·za·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for anthropomorphize
/ (ˌænθrəpəˈmɔːfaɪz) /
to attribute or ascribe human form or behaviour to (a god, animal, object, etc)
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