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diabolize

[dahy-ab-uh-lahyz] /daɪˈæb əˌlaɪz/
verb (used with object), diabolized, diabolizing.
1.
to make diabolical or devilish.
2.
to represent as diabolical.
3.
to subject to diabolical influences.
Also, especially British, diabolise.
Origin
1695-1705
1695-1705; < Greek diábol(os) devil + -ize
Related forms
diabolization, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for diabolise

diabolize

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