depersonalizes, depersonalizing, depersonalized(in BRIT, also use depersonalise)1) VERB To depersonalize a system or a situation means to treat it as if it did not really involve people, or to treat it as if the people involved were not really important.
[V n] It is true that modern weaponry depersonalised war.2) VERB To depersonalize someone means to treat them as if they do not matter because their individual feelings and thoughts are not important.
[V n] She does not feel that the book depersonalises women.
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depersonalize — (Amer.) deÂ·perÂ·sonÂ·alÂ·ize || â€šdiË pÉœËsnÉ™laÉªz v. make impersonal; deprive of personality, remove individual traits and identity (also depersonalise) … English contemporary dictionary
depersonalize — [dē pʉr′sən əl īz΄] vt. depersonalized, depersonalizing 1. to deprive of individuality; treat in an impersonal way 2. to cause to lose one s sense of personal identity depersonalization n … English World dictionary
depersonalize — UK [diːˈpɜː(r)s(ə)nəlaɪz] / US [dɪˈpɜrsən(ə)lˌaɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms depersonalize : present tense I/you/we/they depersonalize he/she/it depersonalizes present participle depersonalizing past tense depersonalized past participle… … English dictionary
depersonalize — transitive verb Date: 1866 1. to deprive of the sense of personal identity < schools that depersonalize students > 2. to make impersonal < depersonalizing medical care > … New Collegiate Dictionary
depersonalize — /dee perr seuh nl uyz /, v.t., depersonalized, depersonalizing. 1. to make impersonal. 2. to deprive of personality or individuality: a mechanistic society that is depersonalizing its members. Also, esp. Brit., depersonalise. [1865 70; DE +… … Universalium
depersonalize — verb a) To remove a sense of personal identity or individual character from something Hes depersonalizing right now, so hes very considering checking himself into the hospital. b) To present something as an impersonal object … Wiktionary
depersonalize — de|per|son|al|ize [ di pɜrsənl,aız ] verb transitive 1. ) to do something in a way that does not involve people very much 2. ) to treat people in a way that makes them feel that their feelings and ideas are not important … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
depersonalize — or depersonalise verb divest of human characteristics or individuality. Derivatives depersonalization noun … English new terms dictionary
depersonalize — de·personalize … English syllables
depersonalize — de•per•son•al•ize [[t]diˈpɜr sə nlˌaɪz[/t]] v. t. ized, iz•ing 1) to make impersonal 2) to deprive of personality or individuality • Etymology: 1865–70 de•per son•a•li•za′tion, n … From formal English to slang