di·​ab·​o·​lize | \ dī-ˈa-bə-ˌlīz How to pronounce diabolize (audio) \
diabolized; diabolizing

Definition of diabolize

transitive verb

: to represent as or make diabolical

Examples of diabolize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For example, while a new fascism would necessarily diabolize some enemy, both internal and external, the enemy would not necessarily be Jews. Robert O. Paxton, Slate Magazine, "The Future of Fascism," 6 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of diabolize

1653, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for diabolize

diabol(ic) + -ize

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“Diabolize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diabolize. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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