humanize

[ hyoo-muh-nahyz or, often, yoo- ]
/ ˈhyu məˌnaɪz or, often, ˈyu- /

verb (used with object), hu·man·ized, hu·man·iz·ing.

to make humane, kind, or gentle.
to make human.

verb (used without object), hu·man·ized, hu·man·iz·ing.

to become human or humane.

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Also especially British, hu·man·ise .

Origin of humanize

First recorded in 1595–1605; human + -ize

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British Dictionary definitions for humanize

humanize

humanise

/ (ˈhjuːməˌnaɪz) /

verb

to make or become human
to make or become humane

Derived forms of humanize

humanization or humanisation, nounhumanizer or humaniser, noun
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