impersonalize

[ im-pur-suh-nl-ahyz ]
/ ɪmˈpɜr sə nlˌaɪz /

verb (used with object), im·per·son·al·ized, im·per·son·al·iz·ing.

to make impersonal: The dial system impersonalized the telephone.

Nearby words

  1. imperscriptable,
  2. imperscriptible,
  3. impersonal,
  4. impersonalism,
  5. impersonality,
  6. impersonate,
  7. impersonation,
  8. impersonator,
  9. impertinence,
  10. impertinency

Also especially British, im·per·son·al·ise.

Origin of impersonalize

First recorded in 1875–80; impersonal + -ize

Related formsim·per·son·al·i·za·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for impersonalised

impersonalize

impersonalise

/ (ɪmˈpɜːsənəˌlaɪz) /

verb

(tr) to make impersonal, esp to rid of such human characteristics as sympathy, warmth, etc; dehumanize
Derived Formsimpersonalization or impersonalisation, noun

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