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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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Present
I demonize
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Preterite
I demonized
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we demonized
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Present Continuous
I am demonizing
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we are demonizing
you are demonizing
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Present Perfect
I have demonized
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Past Continuous
I was demonizing
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Past Perfect
I had demonized
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Future
I will demonize
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Future Perfect
I will have demonized
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Future Continuous
I will be demonizing
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been demonizing
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been demonizing
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been demonizing
you had been demonizing
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Conditional
I would demonize
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Past Conditional
I 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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