Anthropomorphise



to ascribe human form or attributes to (an animal, plant, material object, etc.).
Historical Examples

If man is a microcosm then kosmos is a megalanthrope and that is how we come to anthropomorphise the deity.
The Note-Books of Samuel Butler Samuel Butler

So we spiritualise the material universe, and afterwards, by an incongruous consistency, anthropomorphise spirit.
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 378, April, 1847 Various

We may be inclined to infer that the hero can stand alone, whilst a Totem needs the alliance of a hero to anthropomorphise it.
The Origin of Man and of his Superstitions Carveth Read

verb
to attribute or ascribe human form or behaviour to (a god, animal, object, etc)
v.

1834; see anthropomorphic + -ize. Related: Anthropomorphized; anthopomorphizing.

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