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humanize


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Humanize  \Hu"man*ize\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Humanized};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Humanizing}.]  [Cf.  F.  humaniser.] 
  1.  To  render  human  or  humane;  to  soften;  to  make  gentle  by 
  overcoming  cruel  dispositions  and  rude  habits;  to  refine 
  or  civilize. 
 
  Was  it  the  business  of  magic  to  humanize  our  natures 
  with  compassion?  --Addison. 
 
  2.  To  give  a  human  character  or  expression  to  ``Humanized 
  divinities.''  --Caird. 
 
  3.  (Med.)  To  convert  into  something  human  or  belonging  to 
  man;  as  to  humanize  vaccine  lymph. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Humanize  \Hu"man*ize\,  v.  i. 
  To  become  or  be  made  more  humane;  to  become  civilized;  to  be 
  ameliorated. 
 
  By  the  original  law  of  nations,  war  and  extirpation 
  were  the  punishment  of  injury.  Humanizing  by  degrees, 
  it  admitted  slavery  instead  of  death;  a  further  step 
  was  the  exchange  of  prisoners  instead  of  slavery. 
  --Franklin. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  humanize 
  v  :  make  more  human  [syn:  {humanise}]  [ant:  {dehumanize}] 




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