verb (used with object), bru·tal·ized, bru·tal·iz·ing.
- brute force,
- brute-force attack,
Origin of brutalize
Examples from the Web for brutalize
I heard that your fight back caused them to get more violent and brutalize you further.
They run the economy, own major industries, and brutalize their foes—and Khamenei almost never contradicts them.
They corrupt the warmest heart, chill the most ardent ambishun, wither the brightest hopes, and brutalize the tenderest pashions.The Complete Works of Josh Billings|Henry W. Shaw
Let them brutalize true internationalists, the real representatives of the revolutionary proletariat.A Letter to American Workingmen|N. Lenin
I felt ashamed to think that habit should so brutalize a people of my own race and blood.Crusoe's Island: A Ramble in the Footsteps of Alexander Selkirk|John Ross Browne
We cannot degrade or brutalize our fellow-men, without degrading or brutalizing ourselves.Slavery and the Constitution|William Ingersoll Bowditch
Oh, why, why had she leagued herself to this evil system where she must brutalize herself to live?The Rainbow|D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence