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bru·tal·ize

 (bro͞ot′l-īz′)
tr.v. bru·tal·ized, bru·tal·iz·ing, bru·tal·iz·es
1. To make cruel, harsh, or unfeeling.
2. To treat cruelly or harshly.

bru′tal·i·za′tion (-ĭ-zā′shən) n.

brutalize

(ˈbruːtəˌlaɪz) or

brutalise

vb
1. to make or become brutal
2. (tr) to treat brutally
ˌbrutaliˈzation, ˌbrutaliˈsation n

bru•tal•ize

(ˈbrut lˌaɪz)

v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
1. to make brutal.
2. to treat (someone) with brutality.
[1695–1705]
bru`tal•i•za′tion, n.

brutalize


Past participle: brutalized
Gerund: brutalizing

Imperative
brutalize
brutalize
Present
I brutalize
you brutalize
he/she/it brutalizes
we brutalize
you brutalize
they brutalize
Preterite
I brutalized
you brutalized
he/she/it brutalized
we brutalized
you brutalized
they brutalized
Present Continuous
I am brutalizing
you are brutalizing
he/she/it is brutalizing
we are brutalizing
you are brutalizing
they are brutalizing
Present Perfect
I have brutalized
you have brutalized
he/she/it has brutalized
we have brutalized
you have brutalized
they have brutalized
Past Continuous
I was brutalizing
you were brutalizing
he/she/it was brutalizing
we were brutalizing
you were brutalizing
they were brutalizing
Past Perfect
I had brutalized
you had brutalized
he/she/it had brutalized
we had brutalized
you had brutalized
they had brutalized
Future
I will brutalize
you will brutalize
he/she/it will brutalize
we will brutalize
you will brutalize
they will brutalize
Future Perfect
I will have brutalized
you will have brutalized
he/she/it will have brutalized
we will have brutalized
you will have brutalized
they will have brutalized
Future Continuous
I will be brutalizing
you will be brutalizing
he/she/it will be brutalizing
we will be brutalizing
you will be brutalizing
they will be brutalizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been brutalizing
you have been brutalizing
he/she/it has been brutalizing
we have been brutalizing
you have been brutalizing
they have been brutalizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been brutalizing
you will have been brutalizing
he/she/it will have been brutalizing
we will have been brutalizing
you will have been brutalizing
they will have been brutalizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been brutalizing
you had been brutalizing
he/she/it had been brutalizing
we had been brutalizing
you had been brutalizing
they had been brutalizing
Conditional
I would brutalize
you would brutalize
he/she/it would brutalize
we would brutalize
you would brutalize
they would brutalize
Past Conditional
I would have brutalized
you would have brutalized
he/she/it would have brutalized
we would have brutalized
you would have brutalized
they would have brutalized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.brutalize - treat brutally
do by, treat, handle - interact in a certain way; "Do right by her"; "Treat him with caution, please"; "Handle the press reporters gently"
2.brutalize - make brutal, unfeeling, or inhuman; "Life in the camps had brutalized him"
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"
3.brutalize - become brutal or insensitive and unfeeling
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"

brutalize

verb
1. dehumanize, corrupt, harden, degrade, toughen, desensitize, bestialize He was selfish, guarded, brutalized by his Civil War experiences.
2. terrorize, browbeat, vandalize, barbarize, threaten, bully, menace, intimidate, oppress The policemen brutalized him and concocted his confessions.

brutalize

verb
To ruin utterly in character or quality:
Translations
brutalisere

brutalize

[ˈbruːtəlaɪz] VTbrutalizar

brutalize

[ˈbruːtəlaɪz] brutalise (British) vt
(= harden) → rendre brutal(e)
(= ill-treat) → brutaliser

brutalize

brutalize

[ˈbruːtəlaɪz] vt (harden) → abbrutire; (ill-treat) → brutalizzare
References in classic literature ?
The consequence is, that my servants act like spoiled children; but I think that better than for us both to be brutalized together.
And when at last the woman had walked into the trap he had set for her and he had recognized her as the same little girl he had brutalized and mal-treated years before his gratification had been huge.
Danglars looked at the two men, one after the other, the one brutalized by liquor, the other overwhelmed with love.
There he saw a man of about forty, completely brutalized by orgies of every description, and in a condition that left little or nothing to be done.
With his usual uncomplimentary frankness Arnold summarily described the three groups as 'a materialized upper class, a vulgarized middle class, and a brutalized lower class.
At the trial, as Castro sat in a bright orange prison jumpsuit, it emerged that they were brutalized, sometimes chained up and kept in abysmal conditions.
When MaryAnn, a counselor for battered women, dares to venture into South America to offer guidance to a brutalized young woman, she walks unawares into a remorseless trap--Manolito waits to ensnare her with seductive, predatory power.
In today's institutions, truth has been brutalized.
In an escalation of the battle with the American people over whether to enforce our immigration laws, both agents have been brutalized by the legal system and their lives and families are to be sacrificed.
An innocent student who had only wanted to sample the West's modern bounty, the brutalized Hassan now wishes to terrorize those who terrorized him.
Where would this story be if a gang of white thugs brutalized and taunted some black girls the same way?
Warlords, including some of the same individuals who brutalized the populace before the Taliban took over, now exercise power in many provinces.