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.

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

Origin of diabolize

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

OTHER WORDS FROM diabolize

di·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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