verb (used with object), de·mon·ized, de·mon·iz·ing.
Origin of demonize
Examples from the Web for 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|Dina Goldstein|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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
You demonize the evil genius and you make the president look weak.Dick and Lynne Cheney Play the Founding Fathers for Laughs|Eleanor Clift|May 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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
His choices free or fetter, elevate or debase, deify or demonize his humanity.Tablets|Amos Bronson Alcott
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.