Anthropomorphize



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

The same tendency to anthropomorphize helps sell everything from doggie sweaters to… catered birthday bashes.
Man’s Only Friend Michael Schaffer March 30, 2009

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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  • Anthropomorphism

    an conception or representation, as of a deity. Historical Examples As we recede from anthropomorphism we must go either to the Trinity or Pantheism. Anima Poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge Its anthropomorphism is only, to unobservant minds, less apparent. Theism or Atheism Chapman Cohen In anthropomorphism there are many errors, but there is one truth. Theism […]

  • Anthropomorphising

    to ascribe human form or attributes to (an animal, plant, material object, etc.). verb to attribute or ascribe human form or behaviour to (a god, animal, object, etc) v. 1834; see anthropomorphic + -ize. Related: Anthropomorphized; anthopomorphizing.



  • Anthropomorphization

    to ascribe human form or attributes to (an animal, plant, material object, etc.). Historical Examples The extent of the anthropomorphization of gods in any system may be measured by the richness and refinement of its mythology. Introduction to the History of Religions Crawford Howell Toy verb to attribute or ascribe human form or behaviour to […]

  • Anthropomorphized

    to ascribe human form or attributes to (an animal, plant, material object, etc.). Historical Examples His warlike attributes are appendages of the anthropomorphized national and war god. The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 3 Hubert Howe Bancroft In his anthropomorphized form he was known as Menabosho or Michabo. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, […]



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