• WordNet 3.6
    • v depersonalize make impersonal or present as an object "Will computers depersonalize human interactions?","Pornography objectifies women"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • depersonalize To regard as not individually personal; remove the idea of personality or of individuality from, as by ascribing a work, like the Iliad or the Odyssey, to many writers or authors, instead of to one writer or author. Also spelled depersonalise.
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  • Henri Frederic Amiel
    “To depersonalize man is the dominant drift of our times.”


In literature:

Capitalism increased the degree of dehumanization and depersonalization implicit in the institution of slavery.
"The Black Experience in America" by Norman Coombs
SIR HOWARD (falling back on the fatalism of the depersonalized public man).
"Captain Brassbound's Conversion" by George Bernard Shaw
In them the whole effort of the speaker was really to restrain, to moderate, to depersonalize the voice of faith.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
It has tempted the preacher to depersonalize religion.
"Preaching and Paganism" by Albert Parker Fitch
The depersonalized home is the modern menace.
"Religious Education in the Family" by Henry F. Cope
It is easier to be depersonalized and professional, but professionalism is the enemy of relationship.
"Herein is Love" by Reuel L. Howe
And there is something so disturbingly immuring and depersonalizing about it!
"The Prairie Mother" by Arthur Stringer
Viewing one's intended as a depersonalized, sexless piece of machinery is not especially conducive to love.
"Warm" by Robert Sheckley
You'd be fully depersonalized!
"Collectivum" by Mike Lewis
In thus universalizing my moral will, I wholly depersonalize it.
"The Behavior of Crowds" by Everett Dean Martin

In news:

FROM time to time in recent years, it has been the fashion to talk of the depersonalization of dancers in the face of rapidly rising technical demands.
High rates of exhaustion and depersonalization are driving many to consider leaving practice, which would exacerbate doctor shortages and affect patient care, experts say.
' Saying 'donor sperm' depersonalizes it and makes it easier to digest because it is about conceiving a child with an '...