View definitions for demonize


verb as in turn into an evil spirit

Strongest match

  • diabolize

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Example Sentences

Newsletter articles demonized second-wave feminists as “arrogant” and “anti-male.”

He is right that racism remains a problem and that the nation faces an existential threat when racial groups employ partisan politics to demonize others.

This isolation matters, too, because it means that parties can’t count on enthusiasm from their own voters — instead, they must demonize the political opposition in order to mobilize voters.

The film also draws on the current trend of reevaluating demonized women to give her a far more sympathetic persona.

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They care about demonizing and attacking law enforcement, and I think it’s wrong.

Some historians say that the Christian church gave Satan horns to demonize the Wiccan faith.

But if we showed all that stuff, people would instantly demonize the film.

The proponents of these laws will demonize Muslims while making the case for these measures.

It possesses the power to both humanize and demonize minority groups.

Democrats have certainly done their fair share of utilizing the race card in the Obama era to demonize their political opponents.

His choices free or fetter, elevate or debase, deify or demonize his humanity.

The tendency to sentimentalize nature has, in our time, largely taken the place of the old tendency to demonize and spiritize it.


On this page you'll find 10 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to demonize, such as: null, criticize, demean, deprecate, diminish, and disparage.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.