Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To make impersonal.

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  • v. To make impersonal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To make impersonal.

Etymologies

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impersonal +‎ -ize

Examples

  • The ideal approach for society to take would be to condemn the sin, not the individual, to love everyone, and to impersonalize the sin by realizing that the error being committed is no different than any other error or sin men engage in.

    The Homosexual Agenda

  • But do you not agree we put the wrong emphasis on this if we try and impersonalize it and then get people incited so that they'll maybe act in a vengeful way?

    CNN Transcript Oct 18, 2007

  • But the reason it's cut off is to impersonalize it.

    To Begin the World Anew: The Genius and Ambiguities of the American Founders

  • Perfect agreement is rare enough among the closest of friends or family circles; it is hardly to be expected in industrial life where the machine age has tended to impersonalize human relations.

    Talking Shop

  • But it is first nature for most guys to impersonalize what is in essence a team sport.

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