verb (used with object), de·mon·ized, de·mon·iz·ing.
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Origin of demonize
OTHER WORDS FROM demonizede·mon·i·za·tion, noun
Words nearby demonize
Example sentences from the Web for demonize
They care about demonizing and attacking law enforcement, and I think it’s wrong.
The first is that we wind up demonizing a category of people who are defined to a large extent arbitrarily and, inevitably, to a large extent by race.How We Define Violent Crime in America Shapes Who Gets Punished for It—And Who Doesn't|David Alan Sklansky|April 7, 2021|Time
The GOP has been sliding into authoritarianism over two decades, using increasingly demonizing rhetoric against its opponents.American Democracy Can't Survive Unless the Far Right Is Marginalized. Here's How to Do It|Lee Drutman|March 19, 2021|Time
It’s why visibility is such an important facet in the fight for acceptance – the more we become aware that the people we demonize are people we actually know, the more our attitudes change and our empathy grows.‘The Lady and the Dale’ explores transphobia in 1970s America|John Paul King|February 10, 2021|Washington Blade
Some historians say that the Christian church gave Satan horns to demonize the Wiccan faith.‘Gods of Suburbia’: Dina Goldstein’s Arresting Photo Series on Religion vs. Consumerism|Dina Goldstein|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But if we showed all that stuff, people would instantly demonize the film.
The proponents of these laws will demonize Muslims while making the case for these measures.13 Years After 9/11, Anti-Muslim Bigotry Is Worse Than Ever|Dean Obeidallah|September 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It possesses the power to both humanize and demonize minority groups.
Democrats have certainly done their fair share of utilizing the race card in the Obama era to demonize their political opponents.Eric Cantor’s Last, Legacy-Burnishing Task: Update the VRA|Ron Christie|June 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His choices free or fetter, elevate or debase, deify or demonize his humanity.Tablets|Amos Bronson Alcott
The tendency to sentimentalize nature has, in our time, largely taken the place of the old tendency to demonize and spiritize it.Ways of Nature|John Burroughs