demonise

demonize

[dee-muh-nahyz]
verb (used with object), demonized, demonizing.
1.
to turn into a demon or make demonlike.
2.
to subject to the influence of demons.
Also, especially British, demonise.


Origin:
1815–25; < Medieval Latin daemonizāre, equivalent to Late Latin daemon demon + -izāre -ize

demonization, noun
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demonize or demonise (ˈdiːməˌnaɪz)
 
vb
1.  to make into or like a demon
2.  to subject to demonic influence
3.  to mark out or describe as evil or culpable: the technique of demonizing the enemy in the run-up to war
 
demonise or demonise
 
vb

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demonize
1821, "to make into a demon" (literally or figuratively), from M.L. dæmonizare, from Gk. daimonizesthai "to be possessed by a demon;" from daimon (see demon). Related: Demonizing (1857).
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