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de·per·son·al·ize

 (dē-pûr′sə-nə-līz′)
tr.v. de·per·son·al·ized, de·per·son·al·iz·ing, de·per·son·al·iz·es
1. To deprive of individual character or a sense of personal identity: a large corporation that depersonalizes its employees.
2. To render impersonal: depersonalize an interview.

de·per′son·al·i·za′tion (-sə-nə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.

depersonalize

(dɪˈpɜːsnəˌlaɪz) or

depersonalise

vb (tr)
1. to deprive (a person, organization, system, etc) of individual or personal qualities; render impersonal
2. (Psychology) to cause (someone) to lose his sense of personal identity
[C19: from de- + personal + -ize]

de•per•son•al•ize

(diˈpɜr sə nlˌaɪz)

v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
1. to make impersonal.
2. to deprive of personality or individuality.
[1865–70]
de•per`son•a•li•za′tion, n.

depersonalize


Past participle: depersonalized
Gerund: depersonalizing

Imperative
depersonalize
depersonalize
Present
I depersonalize
you depersonalize
he/she/it depersonalizes
we depersonalize
you depersonalize
they depersonalize
Preterite
I depersonalized
you depersonalized
he/she/it depersonalized
we depersonalized
you depersonalized
they depersonalized
Present Continuous
I am depersonalizing
you are depersonalizing
he/she/it is depersonalizing
we are depersonalizing
you are depersonalizing
they are depersonalizing
Present Perfect
I have depersonalized
you have depersonalized
he/she/it has depersonalized
we have depersonalized
you have depersonalized
they have depersonalized
Past Continuous
I was depersonalizing
you were depersonalizing
he/she/it was depersonalizing
we were depersonalizing
you were depersonalizing
they were depersonalizing
Past Perfect
I had depersonalized
you had depersonalized
he/she/it had depersonalized
we had depersonalized
you had depersonalized
they had depersonalized
Future
I will depersonalize
you will depersonalize
he/she/it will depersonalize
we will depersonalize
you will depersonalize
they will depersonalize
Future Perfect
I will have depersonalized
you will have depersonalized
he/she/it will have depersonalized
we will have depersonalized
you will have depersonalized
they will have depersonalized
Future Continuous
I will be depersonalizing
you will be depersonalizing
he/she/it will be depersonalizing
we will be depersonalizing
you will be depersonalizing
they will be depersonalizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been depersonalizing
you have been depersonalizing
he/she/it has been depersonalizing
we have been depersonalizing
you have been depersonalizing
they have been depersonalizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been depersonalizing
you will have been depersonalizing
he/she/it will have been depersonalizing
we will have been depersonalizing
you will have been depersonalizing
they will have been depersonalizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been depersonalizing
you had been depersonalizing
he/she/it had been depersonalizing
we had been depersonalizing
you had been depersonalizing
they had been depersonalizing
Conditional
I would depersonalize
you would depersonalize
he/she/it would depersonalize
we would depersonalize
you would depersonalize
they would depersonalize
Past Conditional
I would have depersonalized
you would have depersonalized
he/she/it would have depersonalized
we would have depersonalized
you would have depersonalized
they would have depersonalized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.depersonalize - make impersonal or present as an object; "Will computers depersonalize human interactions?"; "Pornography objectifies women"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
personalise, personalize, individualise, individualize - make personal or more personal; "personalized service"
Translations

depersonalize

[diːˈpɜːsənəlaɪz] VTdespersonalizar

depersonalize

[diːˈpɜːrsənəlaɪz] depersonalise (British) vt
[+ system, situation] → dépersonnaliser
[+ person] → dépersonnaliser

depersonalize

vtentpersönlichen, depersonalisieren (Psych)

depersonalize

[diːˈpɜːsnəˌlaɪz] vt (frm) → spersonalizzare

depersonalize

vi. despersonalizar, hacer impersonal, deprivar de la personalidad.
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