The antonyms for the word "feminize" are "masculinize," "virilize," "de-masculinize," "de-virilize," and "de-man." These words indicate actions that make something less feminine, in a way that is often connected to increasing masculinity. For example, "masculinize" might refer to adding typically male attributes to a style of clothing, or to behaviors that are perceived as traditionally masculine. Similarly, "de-virilize" might indicate actions that minimize or remove characteristics that are typically associated with masculinity, such as dominance or aggressiveness. The antonyms for "feminize" reveal something about our cultural associations with gender, and how we assign gender to different aspects of our lives.
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