[ 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.
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Also especially British, im·per·son·al·ise.
Related formsim·per·son·al·i·za·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for impersonalize
/ (ɪmˈpɜːsənəˌlaɪz) /
(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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