depersonalize depersonalize  /di ˈpɜr sə nə ˌlaɪz/


  • (v) make impersonal or present as an object



  1. So relaxed is the pace that they still don't want to have street signs or house numbers because they believe that such measures tend to depersonalize people.
  2. Their purposes: to express a type, depersonalize the actor, permit the actor to appear in more than one part.
  3. But if you depersonalize a person, he will lose his social standards, his principles.


  • Bam: Wait, I forgot my ‘line’

    WASHINGTON — President Obama took the eraser yesterday to his famous invocation of a “red line” on Syria. Seeking to depersonalize his plan for an airstrike against the Syrian regime for using chemical weapons, Obama said the red line isn’t “something I kind of made up. I didn’t pluck...
    on September 5, 2013     Source: New York Post


  • "I think we should be able to talk about this in a mature way," Clinton said after a speech in Little Rock marking the first anniversary of the opening of his presidential library. "I want to depersonalize the debate so we can have the debate...
    on Nov 18, 2005 By: Bill Clinton Source: USA Today

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