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sensitize someone to something

 
1. to make a person have an allergic reaction to something. Frequent exposure to the chemical sensitized Harry to it and made him get a rash. He became sensitized to pet dander.
2. to make someone more thoughtful and receptive to something. We want to sensitize you to the feelings of other people. He never became sensitized to the needs of others.
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Deeba, who presented a report of community safety activities conducted in Rawalpindi during previous year to sensitize community members about emergency and disaster management to the DG.
Jones also recommended that the district retain qualified people to conduct seminars for administrators and staff members ``to sensitize them to racial, gender, and cultural diversity issues and their impact on the education of pupils, and to conduct seminars on conflict resolution.
An experimental cancer vaccine given to 58 patients for whom all other treatments had failed induced an immune response in all of them, suggesting the vaccine can sensitize the body to the presence of tumor cells.
He recommended that the board direct Smith to retain qualified people to conduct seminars for administrators and staff members ``to sensitize them to racial, gender and cultural diversity issues and their impact on the education of pupils, and to conduct seminars on conflict resolution.
They also conducted Emergency Evacuation drills in different schools to sensitize students for emergency situations, which had been monitored by Dr.
He was addressing media men at a workshop organized by CCP to sensitize journalists on the Competition Laws and the Powers of the Competition Commission of Pakistan.
The idea is to sensitize them to life on the other side of the bed rails.
The emergence of several biotechnologically derived foods and industrial proteins, as well as their potential to sensitize genetically predisposed populations to develop allergy, has prompted health officials and regulatory agencies around the world to seek approaches and methodologies to screen novel proteins for allergenicity.