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English verb: dehumanize

1. dehumanize (emotion) deprive of human qualities

SamplesLife in poverty has dehumanized them.


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)degrade, demean, disgrace, put down, take down

Antonymshumanise, humanize

2. dehumanize (change) make mechanical or routine


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)mechanise, mechanize

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