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verb as in acculturate

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She hopes her work will serve to humanize the millions caught in refugee crises around the world—people who have lost “a place to call home, people they can connect with, and a direction or purpose.”

They can humanize injustice, underline the stakes, and present a vision for a better world.

I hadn’t known where he was, and at that point, I wanted to humanize him.

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Beyond that, the opinions reporters and columnists share on platforms like Twitter allow readers to further humanize the people who create the content they read, making it feel like relationships are forming.

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While these tidbits were humanizing and an interesting change of pace, they soon wore out their welcome, turning into a slew of interchangeable information dumps.

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Whether we decide to follow this path, the best we can do to help people like Joni is to normalize and humanize atheism.

It possesses the power to both humanize and demonize minority groups.

He used them to illustrate a political point, or, more frequently, to humanize himself with his audience.

Jenkins manages to humanize Manning while simultaneously explaining and elevating his mythology.

Now a new off-Broadway play seeks to humanize Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe.

And the moment the sounds of everyday life began to humanize the neighborhood, he returned; sat down to his machine.

But the crucial question is—how big a house can she humanize?

The discovery, whatever the motive, will inevitably humanize industry a good deal.

Can an act of Parliament humanize their minds, or impart mercy to their hearts?

It became the fashion for the "spiritual" to malign every hope and passion that tends to humanize and refine the heart.


On this page you'll find 9 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to humanize, such as: civilize, tame, cultivate, refine, teach, and temper.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.