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Definition of demonize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

demonize

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈdiməˌnaɪz//
 
demonize somebody/somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they demonize
 
he / she / it demonizes
 
past simple demonized
 
-ing form demonizing
 
 
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to describe someone or 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.
demonization
 
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NAmE//ˌdimənəˈzeɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable]
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: demonize