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anthropize (third-person singular simple present anthropizes, present participle anthropizing, simple past and past participle anthropized)

  1. To transform or adapt the environment either to meet the needs of humans, or by human activity.
  2. To anthropomorphize.
    • 1968, in the American Scientist, volume 56, page 490:
      In his speculations about the phylogenies of the apes, Reynolds rests his conclusions upon standard but insecure evidence and premature interpretations, and he occasionally anthropizes living apes; for example (p. 126) "maniacal calls of groups of chimpanzees ..."