demonize demonize  /ˈdi mə ˌnaɪz/

Definition(s):

  • (v) make into a demon

Usage(s):

  1. We don't demonize our targets.
  2. This political battle certainly saw its share of exaggerations and half-truths, as liberals sought to demonize the untelegenic Bork and conservatives tried to glorify him.
  3. There has to be a dialogue between those generations so that you don't cast aside one generation or the other, or one generation doesn't demonize the other.

News

  • Merlene Davis: Fourth of July cookout to welcome the homeless, addicts

    It is easier to demonize and/or fear the people we don't really know. That's why Adrian Wallace thinks only good can come from a community cookout that will give those of us who are more fortunate a chance to talk with and to intermingle with people who have seen hard times come.
    on June 25, 2013     Source: Lexington Herald-Leader

Quotes

  1. Obama told reporters on Tuesday that while bankers shouldn't get rich on the taxpayers' dime, "the rest of us can't afford to demonize every investor or entrepreneur who seeks to make a profit. That drive is what has always fueled our prosperity,...
    on Mar 25, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "You cannot demonize people when you're sitting there listening to their music," Mr. Perry said.
    on Feb 27, 2008 By: William Perry Source: Wall Street Journal

  3. Noting there are "two sides to every story" Brown added, "If you are on his side, you are on his side. Just because someone trips, if you are truly a fan, you are not going to demonize him instantaneously."
    on Feb 14, 2009 By: Chris Brown Source: Actress Archives

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