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an·thro·po·mor·phize

 (ăn′thrə-pə-môr′fīz′)
v. an·thro·po·mor·phized, an·thro·po·mor·phiz·ing, an·thro·po·mor·phiz·es
v.tr.
To ascribe human characteristics to.
v.intr.
To ascribe human characteristics to things not human.

an′thro·po·mor′phi·za′tion (-fĭ-zā′shən) n.
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anthropomorphize

(ˌænθrəpəˈmɔːfaɪz) or

anthropomorphise

vb
to attribute or ascribe human form or behaviour to (a god, animal, object, etc)
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an•thro•po•mor•phize

(ˌæn θrə pəˈmɔr faɪz)

v. -phized, -phiz•ing. v.t.
1. to ascribe human form or attributes to (an animal, plant, object, etc.).
v.i.
2. to ascribe human form or attributes to a thing or a being not human.
[1835–45]
an`thro•po•mor`phi•za′tion, n.
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anthropomorphize


Past participle: anthropomorphized
Gerund: anthropomorphizing

Imperative
anthropomorphize
anthropomorphize
Present
I anthropomorphize
you anthropomorphize
he/she/it anthropomorphizes
we anthropomorphize
you anthropomorphize
they anthropomorphize
Preterite
I anthropomorphized
you anthropomorphized
he/she/it anthropomorphized
we anthropomorphized
you anthropomorphized
they anthropomorphized
Present Continuous
I am anthropomorphizing
you are anthropomorphizing
he/she/it is anthropomorphizing
we are anthropomorphizing
you are anthropomorphizing
they are anthropomorphizing
Present Perfect
I have anthropomorphized
you have anthropomorphized
he/she/it has anthropomorphized
we have anthropomorphized
you have anthropomorphized
they have anthropomorphized
Past Continuous
I was anthropomorphizing
you were anthropomorphizing
he/she/it was anthropomorphizing
we were anthropomorphizing
you were anthropomorphizing
they were anthropomorphizing
Past Perfect
I had anthropomorphized
you had anthropomorphized
he/she/it had anthropomorphized
we had anthropomorphized
you had anthropomorphized
they had anthropomorphized
Future
I will anthropomorphize
you will anthropomorphize
he/she/it will anthropomorphize
we will anthropomorphize
you will anthropomorphize
they will anthropomorphize
Future Perfect
I will have anthropomorphized
you will have anthropomorphized
he/she/it will have anthropomorphized
we will have anthropomorphized
you will have anthropomorphized
they will have anthropomorphized
Future Continuous
I will be anthropomorphizing
you will be anthropomorphizing
he/she/it will be anthropomorphizing
we will be anthropomorphizing
you will be anthropomorphizing
they will be anthropomorphizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been anthropomorphizing
you have been anthropomorphizing
he/she/it has been anthropomorphizing
we have been anthropomorphizing
you have been anthropomorphizing
they have been anthropomorphizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been anthropomorphizing
you will have been anthropomorphizing
he/she/it will have been anthropomorphizing
we will have been anthropomorphizing
you will have been anthropomorphizing
they will have been anthropomorphizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been anthropomorphizing
you had been anthropomorphizing
he/she/it had been anthropomorphizing
we had been anthropomorphizing
you had been anthropomorphizing
they had been anthropomorphizing
Conditional
I would anthropomorphize
you would anthropomorphize
he/she/it would anthropomorphize
we would anthropomorphize
you would anthropomorphize
they would anthropomorphize
Past Conditional
I would have anthropomorphized
you would have anthropomorphized
he/she/it would have anthropomorphized
we would have anthropomorphized
you would have anthropomorphized
they would have anthropomorphized
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.anthropomorphize - ascribe human features to somethinganthropomorphize - ascribe human features to something
ascribe, attribute, impute, assign - attribute or credit to; "We attributed this quotation to Shakespeare"; "People impute great cleverness to cats"
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Translations

anthropomorphize

vt god, animal, object etcanthropomorphisieren
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