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  • v. Alternative spelling of anthropomorphize.

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  • v. ascribe human features to something


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  • And understandable: humans anthropomorphise everything, especially other creatures.

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  • Now, anthropomorphise that shrug, and imagine it dies, but not an exciting death maybe it got caught in a dehumidifier or something.

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  • They are common, unspectacular and difficult to cutely anthropomorphise.

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  • Almost half of Japanese would anthropomorphise their robots

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  • I've never heard of an operation like this being attempted in real life, but it did make me think about our tendency, as dog owners, to anthropomorphise our pets.

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  • For example, players may anthropomorphise a pet to imbue it with qualities that it doesn't have at a a simulationist level; if you can establish that they do this, then you can run tests in the light of this that you couldn't run if you had to show what it was that pets did which made them in the absence of player interpretation behave like real pets.

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  • When you anthropomorphise any group of people to speak about them as a single person with intent, that person is nearly always schizophrenic. -- jzap

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  • Actually, emotions is one thing animals do have often the way they're expressed is different from the way the same emotion is expressed by a human being; hence - we can't emotionally read some of the stuff, that's why we often anthropomorphise animals in art, etc., it's sometimes missing in humans, though.

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  • We all anthropomorphise to a degree, sometimes laughing at ourselves as we do it.

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  • So we spiritualise the material universe, and afterwards, by an incongruous consistency, anthropomorphise spirit.

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