[ 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.

Origin of impersonalize

First recorded in 1875–80; impersonal + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM impersonalize

im·per·son·al·i·za·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for impersonalize



/ (ɪmˈpɜːsənəˌlaɪz) /


(tr) to make impersonal, esp to rid of such human characteristics as sympathy, warmth, etc; dehumanize

Derived forms of impersonalize

impersonalization or impersonalisation, noun
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