demonize


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de·mon·ize

 (dē′mə-nīz′)
tr.v. de·mon·ized, de·mon·iz·ing, de·mon·iz·es
1. To turn into or as if into a demon.
2. To possess by or as if by a demon.
3. To represent as evil or diabolic: wartime propaganda that demonizes the enemy.

de′mon·i·za′tion (-mə-nĭ-zā′shən) n.

demonize

(ˈdiːməˌnaɪz) or

demonise

vb (tr)
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.

demonize


Past participle: demonized
Gerund: demonizing

Imperative
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demonize
Present
I demonize
you demonize
he/she/it demonizes
we demonize
you demonize
they demonize
Preterite
I demonized
you demonized
he/she/it demonized
we demonized
you demonized
they demonized
Present Continuous
I am demonizing
you are demonizing
he/she/it is demonizing
we are demonizing
you are demonizing
they are demonizing
Present Perfect
I have demonized
you have demonized
he/she/it has demonized
we have demonized
you have demonized
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Past Continuous
I was demonizing
you were demonizing
he/she/it was demonizing
we were demonizing
you were demonizing
they were demonizing
Past Perfect
I had demonized
you had demonized
he/she/it had demonized
we had demonized
you had demonized
they had demonized
Future
I will demonize
you will demonize
he/she/it will demonize
we will demonize
you will demonize
they will demonize
Future Perfect
I will have demonized
you will have demonized
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we will have demonized
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Future Continuous
I will be demonizing
you will be demonizing
he/she/it will be demonizing
we will be demonizing
you will be demonizing
they will be demonizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been demonizing
you have been demonizing
he/she/it has been demonizing
we have been demonizing
you have been demonizing
they have been demonizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been demonizing
you will have been demonizing
he/she/it will have been demonizing
we will have been demonizing
you will have been demonizing
they will have been demonizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been demonizing
you had been demonizing
he/she/it had been demonizing
we had been demonizing
you had been demonizing
they had been demonizing
Conditional
I would demonize
you would demonize
he/she/it would demonize
we would demonize
you would demonize
they would demonize
Past Conditional
I would have demonized
you would have demonized
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we would have demonized
you would have demonized
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.demonize - make into a demon; "Power had demonized 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"
Translations
démoniser

demonize

[ˈdiːmənaɪz] VTdemonizar

demonize

[ˈdiːmənaɪz] demonise (British) vt [+ person] → diaboliser

demonize

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