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  • n. The act of humanizing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of humanizing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of humanizing, or the state of being humanized; a making human or humane; assimilation to humanity. Also spelled humanisation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of making more human


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  • But if humanization is our ideal and our aspiration, we must note that education as dehumanization is too often both policy and practice.

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  • Their inquiries under the caring guidance of the teacher-librarian are searches for Freire's "humanization," as well as re-created realities and social transformation.

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  • Maybe Patti Solis-Doyle's "humanization" could have worked if fully committed to.

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  • Now, with the host of their "Breakfast Television" show expecting her baby and growing larger every day, we are seeing a "humanization" of the "fetus" as we have never seen before on this particular television station.

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  • Having concluded this, Gorbachev was faced with a difficult task of selling the "humanization" of Soviet international relations, including phased withdrawal of Soviet troops from key European locations, to the politburo.

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  • I like that phrase "humanization" better than the phrase "socialization", because the latter seems to conjure up the bogie of Marx and Socialism, and what I am thinking about is that not any particular economic system is really a cure for our complex economic ills.

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  • However here, the important caveat is that this conception of the social does not amount to a "humanization" of the natural, but rather an expansion of the social beyond the human.

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  • State Duma deputies and President Dmitry Medvedev started using the word "humanization" a lot.

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  • Once this is accomplished, the road will be paved for further "humanization" of the judicial system, such as reducing prison terms for those convicted of economic crimes and protecting the rights of prisoners and detainees.

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  • "I think they're becoming more complex characters, and I think it's reflective of the greater humanization of dogs in Western culture," said Alan Siskind, creator of the Golden Collar Awards and the founder and CEO of Dog News Daily, a digital-media and marketing company.

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