anthropomorphize anthropomorphize

Definition(s):

  • (v) ascribe human features to something

Usage(s):

  1. The Japanese tendency to anthropomorphize machines is critical to understanding their embrace of technology in the postwar era.
  2. But it's human nature to anthropomorphize other life forms, even though they are only 200 nanometers wide.
  3. It is easy, therefore, to anthropomorphize the whale and then cobble up the kind of plot line that runs sluggishly through Orca.

News

  • Rats take care of each other - up to a point

    When we anthropomorphize rats, they are almost always portrayed as being greedy and selfish. Recently, there has been data that points to the contrary.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Biloxi Sun Herald

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