- to turn into a demon or make demonlike.
- to subject to the influence of demons.
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Contemporary Examples of demonize
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
November 8, 2014
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
September 11, 2014
It possesses the power to both humanize and demonize minority groups.Why Muslims Hate Terrorism More
August 12, 2014
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
June 16, 2014
You demonize the evil genius and you make the president look weak.Dick and Lynne Cheney Play the Founding Fathers for Laughs
May 13, 2014
Historical Examples of demonize
- to make into or like a demon
- to subject to demonic influence
- to mark out or describe as evil or culpablethe technique of demonizing the enemy in the run-up to war
1821, "to make into a demon" (literally or figuratively), from Medieval Latin daemonizare, from Latin daemon (see demon). Greek daimonizesthai meant "to be possessed by a demon." Related: Demonized; demonizing.