Definition of Anthropomorphize

1. Verb. Ascribe human features to something.

Exact synonyms: Anthropomorphise
Generic synonyms: Ascribe, Assign, Attribute, Impute
Derivative terms: Anthropomorphism, Anthropomorphism



Definition of Anthropomorphize

1. v. t. & i. To attribute a human form or personality to.

Definition of Anthropomorphize

1. Verb. To endow with human qualities. ¹

2. Verb. To attribute human characteristics to something that is non-human. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Anthropomorphize

1. To attribute a human form or personality to. "You may see imaginative children every day anthropomorphizing." (Lowell) Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Anthropomorphize

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Literary usage of Anthropomorphize

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1. The Problem of problems, and its various solutions, or, Atheism, Darwinism by Clark Braden (1879)
"We do not anthropomorphize God in this argument, for we do not. assume or imply ... We do not anthropomorphize Him in a sense that would be objectionable, ..."

2. A Text-book of the History of Doctrines by Karl Rudolf Hagenbach (1861)
"... though they avoided anthropomorphize notions, they regarded him as clothed in ... with objections to anthropomorphize or material ideas of God: "I know ..."

3. A Text Book of the History of Doctrines by Karl Rudolf Hagenbach (1867)
"... but though they avoided anthropomorphize notions, they regarded him as ... with objections to anthropomorphize or material ideas of God : " I know that ..."

4. Problems of the Future and Essays by Samuel Laing (1890)
"Annihilate the individual masses, and you cannot anthropomorphize the law of ... No more can you individualize and anthropomorphize " Humanity," apart from ..."

5. The Freedom of Authority: Essays in Apologetics by James Macbride Sterrett (1905)
"Often they anthropomorphize too much in attributing special cleverness to animals, and, anon, they de-anthropomorphize or animalize too ..."

6. Problems of Philosophy: Or, Principles of Epistemology and Metaphysics by James Hervey Hyslop (1905)
"... at the basis of things, with no more right to anthropomorphize it than we are allowed to anthropomorphize everything under the limitations of criticism. ..."

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