Definition of demonize verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

demonize

 verb
(British English also -ise)verb
BrE BrE//ˈdiːmənaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdiːmənaɪz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they demonize
BrE BrE//ˈdiːmənaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdiːmənaɪz//
 
he / she / it demonizes
BrE BrE//ˈdiːmənaɪzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdiːmənaɪzɪz//
 
past simple demonized
BrE BrE//ˈdiːmənaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdiːmənaɪzd//
 
past participle demonized
BrE BrE//ˈdiːmənaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdiːmənaɪzd//
 
-ing form demonizing
BrE BrE//ˈdiːmənaɪzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdiːmənaɪzɪŋ//
 
 
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demonize somebody/something to describe somebody/something in a way that is intended to make other people think of them or it as evil or dangerous He was demonized by the right-wing press.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: demonize