dict.org

The DICT Development Group


Search for:
Search type:
Database:

Database copyright information
Server information
Wiki: Resources, links, and other information


3 definitions found
 for humanise
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Humanize \Hu"man*ize\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Humanized; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Humanizing.] [Cf. F. humaniser.]
     1. To render human or humane; to soften; to make gentle by
        overcoming cruel dispositions and rude habits; to refine
        or civilize. [Also spelled humanise.]
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Was it the business of magic to humanize our natures
              with compassion?                      --Addison.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To give a human character or expression to. "Humanized
        divinities." --Caird.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. (Med.) To convert into something human or belonging to
        man; as, to humanize vaccine lymph.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  humanise \humanise\ v.
     Same as humanize. [Chiefly Brit.]
     [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  humanise
      v 1: make more humane; "The mayor tried to humanize life in the
           big city" [syn: humanize, humanise] [ant: dehumanise,
           dehumanize]

Questions or comments about this site? Contact webmaster@dict.org