- to make human; give a human nature or character to
- to make humane; make kind, merciful, considerate, etc.; civilize; refine
to become human or humane
transitive verbhu·man·ized, hu·man·iz·ing, hu·man·iz·es
- To portray or endow with human characteristics or attributes; make human: humanized the puppets with great skill.
- To imbue with humaneness or human kindness; civilize: acts of courtesy that humanize life in a big city.
- a. To synthesize (a monoclonal antibody) using cells of an organism, usually a mouse, in which a sequence of non-human DNA has been replaced by a sequence of human DNA so that the resulting antibody is more compatible with the human immune system.b. To substitute the variable region of (a chimeric monoclonal antibody) with a human sequence of amino acids by replacing a sequence of non-human DNA in such an organism with a sequence of human DNA.
(third-person singular simple present humanizes, present participle humanizing, simple past and past participle humanized)
human + -ize