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Synonyms for feminize

assume (more) feminine characteristics


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to give a (more) feminine, effeminate, or womanly quality or appearance to

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Although Al-Hassoun lauded the government's decision to feminize women's shops, she added that greater social awareness on the issue is essential for long-term success.
The then the video concluded with a feminize version of Bruce following the message, "Now you're our weird Aunt Bess.
Focusing on products including phthalate-containing plastics that may feminize boys and e- waste, Shapiro (coauthor, Circle of Poison: Pesticides and People in a Hungry World) explains the global politics and economics behind different market standards.
Being in a book club allows us to learn from our ancestors who have written relevant information on becoming a man in a society determined to undermine, feminize and miseducate black men.
In the book, Ehrenreich relates her grimly comic travails in the job-hunters' market: Attending feel-good networking seminars that accomplished nothing (except, in some instances, religious proselytizing), taking batteries of discredited personality tests (one of which informed her she was ``not suited to be a writer'') and learning how to apply makeup in a manner that would make her attractive, yet not overly feminize her.
In this exhibition, one found an aggressive pursuit of intense color and fine surfaces combined with a drive to feminize those associations.
One study, led by Karen Kidd of the Canadian Freshwater Institute, found that a synthetic estrogen used in contraceptives and hormone therapy pills can feminize male fish of several freshwater species.
Although the score by Lucia Dlugoszewski has flashes of wit, they are echoed neither in the choreography nor in the unisex costuming--black camisole leotards that flatter the women but feminize the men.