Definition To sensitize

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Definition

to sensitize (US), sensitise (UK): to make aware of
verb
Many people need to be sensitized to our new sexual harassment policy. Everyone needs to be made aware of this new policy.
Many TV shows de-sensitize viewers to images of violence. The images are made less violent before the show is seen by the public.

Pronunciation examples
UK: We need to sensitise the public to the issue of AIDS.
US: His experiences in the war have desensitized him to many emotions.

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