dehumanize dehumanize  /dɪ ˈhju mə naɪz/


  1. (v) deprive of human qualities
  2. (v) make mechanical or routine



  1. No, far better to smear Israel with the latest monster brush, now Robert Mugabe, all the better to dehumanize them.
  2. It forces us to recognize that slavery is something far worse than nonfreedom, that it is an institution that grants some men the right to utterly dehumanize other men.
  3. As a longtime pacifist, I have always deplored our tendency to dehumanize and demonize our adversaries.


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  1. "Michael is a human being," Crumpler said. "People have been trying to dehumanize him. But he's hurting. I know that. Believe me, he's hurting."
    on Aug 21, 2007 By: Alge Crumpler Source:

  2. "This word has been used to denigrate, dehumanize African Americans. If you can kill this word, then people can begin to be free in a different kind of way," Street said. "There is no question that the reach of this message will reach beyond....
    on Jul 11, 2007 By: Mayor John Street Source: Chicago Defender

  3. "I think it is important that we make a strong appeal as consumers to demand standards that will not offend us or dehumanize us based on race, gender or any other category," said Rev. Sharpton.
    on May 1, 2007 By: Al Sharpton Source:

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pacify pacify
/ˈpæ sə ˌfaɪ /