diabolize

[ dahy-ab-uh-lahyz ]
/ daɪˈæb əˌlaɪz /

verb (used with object), di·ab·o·lized, di·ab·o·liz·ing.

to make diabolic or devilish.
to represent as diabolic.
to subject to diabolic influences.

Nearby words

  1. diablerie,
  2. diablo,
  3. diabolic,
  4. diabolical,
  5. diabolism,
  6. diabolo,
  7. diacaustic,
  8. diacetate,
  9. diacetic acid,
  10. diacetone alcohol

Also especially British, di·ab·o·lise.

Origin of diabolize

1695–1705; < Greek diábol(os) devil + -ize

Related formsdi·ab·o·li·za·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for diabolize

diabolize

diabolise

/ (daɪˈæbəˌlaɪz) /

verb (tr)

  1. to make (someone or something) diabolical
  2. to subject to the influence of devils
to portray as diabolical
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