[ vil-uh-nahyz ]
/ ˈvɪl əˌnaɪz /
verb (used with object) vil·lain·ized, vil·lain·iz·ing.
to speak ill of; disparage; vilify: to villainize the wealthy.
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Can be confusedvillainize vilify
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