from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To cause (another) to behave like an animal.
- transitive v. To depict or represent in the form of an animal.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To represent in the form of an animal
- v. To brutalize
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To endow with the properties of an animal; to represent in animal form.
- transitive v. To convert into animal matter by the processes of assimilation.
- transitive v. To render animal or sentient; to reduce to the state of a lower animal; to sensualize.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make into an animal; endow with the attributes of an animal; represent in animal form: as, the Egyptians animalized their deities.
- To give an animal character or appearance to; especially, to render animal in nature or habits; brutalize; sensualize; excite the animal passions of.
- To convert into animal matter by the process of assimilation; assimilate, as food.
- To give, as to vegetable fiber, some of the characteristics of animal fiber, as when cotton is so treated with albumin or casein, or a strong solution of caustic soda, that the fiber shrinks, becomes stronger, and is made capable of absorbing aniline dyes.
- Also spelled animalise.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. become brutal or insensitive and unfeeling
- v. represent in the form of an animal
- v. make brutal, unfeeling, or inhuman
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I mean, to kind of animalize them, much like they did referring to Venus and Serena Williams that day.
Moreover, "Sensory associations helped animalize blacks," which "probably offered whites powerful rationalizations for sexual exploitation." [p. 19]
Sharp alternations of violent action and self-indulgent repose; a hard run, and a long revel after it: this is what over-much horse tends to animalize a man into.
Instead of saying that we Americanize them, we should confess that we animalize them.
It is better for the child to humanize animal relationships than to animalize human relationships, -- and this can be achieved only through a constant observance of the human basis in the sexual as indeed in all phases of a child's education.
Sharp alternations of violent action and self-indulgent repose; a hard run, and a long revel after it; this is what over-much horse tends to animalize a man into.
In these, her first and feeblest attempts to animalize organization, it is latent, because undeveloped, and merely potential; while, in the human brain, the last and most consummate of her combined energies, it is again lost or disguised in the subtlety (15) and multiplicity of its evolution.
Then to animalize a substance, is only to destroy the obstacles that prevent its being active or sensible.
Those bunch that like the BILDERBERG group of misfits that want to re-animalize us.
Like Grahame, Anderson doesn't humanize animals so much as animalize humans, holding on to our joys and doubts, hopes and delusions, the small daily lies we tell each other and ourselves.