demonize or demonise (ˈdiːməˌnaɪz
- to make into or like a demon
- to subject to demonic influence
- to mark out or describe as evil or culpable ⇒
the technique of demonizing the enemy in the run-up to war
Example Sentences Including 'demonise'
As we walked back to his farmhouse he remarked how annoyed he gets with the popular tendency to demonise commercial farming as all bad.
Times, Sunday Times (2001)
In the years that followed, as the civil war continued, the state began to demonise the local Tutsis.
ALL OF THESE PEOPLE: A Memoir (2005)
Republicans didn't just demonise John Kerry, they demonised his supporters.
The Australian (2004)
Sinn Fein will not countenance any attempt by him, the DUP or the two governments to demonise this party.
Sun, News of the World (2005)
There are fringe elements in every community--they should not be used to demonise all its members.
India Today (2001)
They showed Act was worried it would fail to trigger public interest if it was seen to " demonise " Maori.
New Zealand Herald (2004)
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