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brutalize

verb barbarize, be pitiless, be vicious to, be wicked to, brutify, bully, corrupt, decivilize, deform one's character, dehumanize, demoralize, hurt, injure, lead astray, make insensitive, make wicked, maltreat, mislead, molest, oppress, persecute, pervert, render evil, run down, seduce, teach wickedness
Associated concepts: assault, cruel and inhuman punishment
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This is an opportunity for civil society to engage - not by proxy through Government - but as ordinary British citizens joining their voices together with those from Africa to form a chorus calling for restoration in Zimbabwe and an end to the brutalisation of its people.
If something was to interfere with that, then there is a possibility - just a possibility - that they would look differently at the brutalisation of Tibet and their unwavering support for the brutal Sudanese regime.
We question the need for such brutalisation of the central road network for something, which at present is not guaranteed.
I hope that we can all combine now to use the new bill and the existing laws to root out the brutalisation of children, which has gone unchecked for far too long.
The reality is that the political structures of Syria are so undermined by the stagnation, not to speak of the brutalisation of society arising from three decades of Baathist rule, that neither can be effectively achieved without profound political change, as the civil society movement well understood.
Wooland's feminist readings of Epicoene (1609), The Devil is an Ass, and The Magnetic Lady (1632) suggest not only the theatrical viability of these plays in the repertory and the classroom but make a case for Jonson's responsiveness to issues of exploitation, oppression, brutalisation and commodification" (134) in his drama.
The brutalisation and state oppression isn't confined to Waziristan and other parts of FATA.
And who will bow his head down in shame and remorse for that disgraceful and shattering brutalisation of unarmed workers by the state hounds, a sorrowful spectacle that the people in every nook and cranny of the land saw on their home screens live to their utter horror, outrage and disgust?
PARIS, May 15 (KUNA) -- The press freedom organisation Reporters Without Borders (RWB) on Thursday condemned the kidnap and brutalisation of two British reporters in Syria earlier in the day.
The commission said that civil society and political parties with influence must not shirk from condemning bloodshed, and from playing their role in challenging the trends of violence and brutalisation of society.
Every time we read or hear about the inhumane brutalisation of yet another woman, we--in Sister Namibia-throw our hands up and wonder what kind of person would commit such acts.
The issue of the brutalisation of individuals after they have served in the police for a certain length of time in India has not been discussed enough.