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demonize

[ dee-muh-nahyz ]
/ 藞di m蓹藢na瑟z /
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verb (used with object), de路mon路ized, de路mon路iz路ing.
to turn into a demon or make demonlike.
to subject to the influence of demons.
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Also especially British, de路mon路ise .

Origin of demonize

1815鈥25; <Medieval Latin daemoniz膩re, equivalent to Late Latin daemondemon + -iz膩re-ize

OTHER WORDS FROM demonize

de路mon路i路za路tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for demonize

demonize

demonise

/ (藞di藧m蓹藢na瑟z) /

verb (tr)
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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