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Definition of "anthropomorphize" []

  • To ascribe human characteristics to. (verb-transitive)
  • To ascribe human characteristics to things not human. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "anthropomorphize" in a sentence
  • "Creative Power -- to, in short, anthropomorphize it, or reduce it to some such character as that borne by the ordinary proceedings of mankind."
  • "Norman (2004, 138) stresses that people anthropomorphize, that is, project human emotions and beliefs into anything, animate or not."
  • "We do not "anthropomorphize" our digestion any more than we anthropomorphize furnaces with thermostats."