Anthropomorphize

Definition

an·thro·po·mor·phize

[

ànthrəpə máwr fz
]

TRANSITIVE VERB

1. treat nonhuman thing as human: to give a nonhuman thing a human form, human characteristics, or human behavior

"our tendency to anthropomorphize wild animals"

an·thro·po·mor·phi·za·tion NOUN

Thesaurus

VERB

Synonyms: humanize, personify, make human, give a human face to, sentimentalize, bring alive

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