barbarize


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Related to barbarize: savage, brutalize

bar·ba·rize

 (bär′bə-rīz′)
tr. & intr.v. bar·ba·rized, bar·ba·riz·ing, bar·ba·riz·es
To make or become crude, savage, or barbarous.

bar′ba·ri·za′tion (-rĭ-zā′shən) n.

barbarize

(ˈbɑːbəˌraɪz) or

barbarise

vb
1. to make or become barbarous
2. (Linguistics) to use barbarisms in (language)
ˌbarbariˈzation, ˌbarbariˈsation n

bar•ba•rize

(ˈbɑr bəˌraɪz)

v. -rized, -riz•ing. v.t.
1. to make barbarous.
v.i.
2. to become barbarous.
[1635–45]
bar`ba•ri•za′-newlij;tion, n.

barbarize


Past participle: barbarized
Gerund: barbarizing

Imperative
barbarize
barbarize
Present
I barbarize
you barbarize
he/she/it barbarizes
we barbarize
you barbarize
they barbarize
Preterite
I barbarized
you barbarized
he/she/it barbarized
we barbarized
you barbarized
they barbarized
Present Continuous
I am barbarizing
you are barbarizing
he/she/it is barbarizing
we are barbarizing
you are barbarizing
they are barbarizing
Present Perfect
I have barbarized
you have barbarized
he/she/it has barbarized
we have barbarized
you have barbarized
they have barbarized
Past Continuous
I was barbarizing
you were barbarizing
he/she/it was barbarizing
we were barbarizing
you were barbarizing
they were barbarizing
Past Perfect
I had barbarized
you had barbarized
he/she/it had barbarized
we had barbarized
you had barbarized
they had barbarized
Future
I will barbarize
you will barbarize
he/she/it will barbarize
we will barbarize
you will barbarize
they will barbarize
Future Perfect
I will have barbarized
you will have barbarized
he/she/it will have barbarized
we will have barbarized
you will have barbarized
they will have barbarized
Future Continuous
I will be barbarizing
you will be barbarizing
he/she/it will be barbarizing
we will be barbarizing
you will be barbarizing
they will be barbarizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been barbarizing
you have been barbarizing
he/she/it has been barbarizing
we have been barbarizing
you have been barbarizing
they have been barbarizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been barbarizing
you will have been barbarizing
he/she/it will have been barbarizing
we will have been barbarizing
you will have been barbarizing
they will have been barbarizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been barbarizing
you had been barbarizing
he/she/it had been barbarizing
we had been barbarizing
you had been barbarizing
they had been barbarizing
Conditional
I would barbarize
you would barbarize
he/she/it would barbarize
we would barbarize
you would barbarize
they would barbarize
Past Conditional
I would have barbarized
you would have barbarized
he/she/it would have barbarized
we would have barbarized
you would have barbarized
they would have barbarized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.barbarize - become crude or savage or barbaric in behavior or language
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
barbarise, barbarize - make crude or savage in behavior or speech; "his years in prison have barbarized the young man"
2.barbarize - make crude or savage in behavior or speech; "his years in prison have barbarized the young man"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
barbarise, barbarize - become crude or savage or barbaric in behavior or language
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The group is the latest evidence of a near-universal human capacity to barbarize those seen as "others," as nonbelievers, and treat them as a different form of life.
Manners are what vex or soothe, corrupt or purify, exalt or debase, barbarize or refine us, by a constant, steady, uniform, insensible operation like that of the air we breathe in.
If conquest was doing something to civilize the outer world, it was also doing something to barbarize Europe.