[hyoo-muh-nahyz or, often, yoo-]
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.
Also especially British, hu·man·ise.
Origin of humanize
Related formshu·man·i·za·tion, nounhu·man·iz·er, nounnon·hu·man·ized, adjectiveo·ver·hu·man·ize, verb, o·ver·hu·man·ized, o·ver·hu·man·iz·ing.re·hu·man·i·za·tion, nounre·hu·man·ize, verb, re·hu·man·ized, re·hu·man·iz·ing.sem·i·hu·man·ized, adjectivesu·per·hu·man·ize, verb (used with object), su·per·hu·man·ized, su·per·hu·man·iz·ing.un·hu·man·ize, verb (used with object), un·hu·man·ized, un·hu·man·iz·ing.
First recorded in 1595–1605; human
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British Dictionary definitions for un-humanized
Derived Formshumanization or humanisation, nounhumanizer or humaniser, noun
- to make or become human
- to make or become humane
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Word Origin and History for un-humanized
c.1600, from human + -ize. Related: Humanized; humanizing.
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